Halo PC: Summer 2003 - Why even bother?

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  1. Paul_D

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    With Doom III. Quake IV, Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal 2 and Counterstrike: Condition Zero all due out before/during next Summer, why even bother with a PC port of this allegedy great game? Why is it gonna take a year to get it out? Surely, if we're talking about a direct conversion, it could be far far quicker. I'm eager to play this game, but I can imagine my enthusiasm will have significantly shrunk in 12 months time.
    The new title should be Halo: Production/Development Time Evolved
     
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    I'll probably buy it because I can't afford an X-Box right now. With all the great DVDs being released from now until christmas I'll still be struggling to make ends meet by next summer.[​IMG]
     
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    The next Halo (Halo 2 or whatever) will be released for Xbox in late 2003. Maybe the PC version is Halo 2, and being developed simultaneously with the new Xbox version.
     
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    microsoft would be shooting itself in the foot releasing halo on pc right away. they want to make sure every single xbox they can sell with halo is sold(and that halo 2 would be right around the corner on xbox 4q 2003)
     
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    Good points Damien and Brian - I spoke before I thought.
     
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    Much like GTA3 on the PC, Halo will be great for people who want to play the game, but don't own the system that it's on. I don't own a PS2 or an Xbox, but I've wanted to be able to play both GTA3 and Halo.

    Frankly, I don't really care if they don't add much. I'll be fine with some online multiplayer in Halo and maybe the ability for mods to be made for it.
     
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    Microsoft is making a REALLY smart move by releasing Halo for PC late next year. First of all, they won't have to worry about affecting XBOX sales... secondly, those who play it on PC and LOVE it (like us XBOX owners do now) will go out and buy an XBOX for Halo 2 [​IMG]
    Brilliant [​IMG]
     
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    That's a real shame for a game that was supposed to be for the PC in the first place... [​IMG]
     
  12. Masood Ali

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    Halo, if released on the PC first, would've been another noteworthy release with a short sales run overshadowed by bigger PC releases (UT 2003, Doom 3, Unreal 2, etc.)

    Halo, as an Xbox exclusive (up to this point), is universally regarded as the Game of the Year for 2001, with a huge sales run (still in the top 10-15 on the domestic sales charts). Although it is debatable, Halo is a revolutionary (not just evolutionary) FPS for the console market; a high water mark; or as Taco Bell would say, Le Package Totale.
     
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    Why would MICROSOFT want it to come out on PC at all? It's a system seller.
     
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