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Posted by: NeverStop91
Anyway, do you think that Halo 3 would have been released for PC by now if Halo 4 were a next-gen videogame for the successor of Xbox360? Because if you think a bit about it, Halo 2 was released for PC when Halo 3 was coming out. So, Microsoft's strategy seemed to be to let PC gamers play Halo 2 on PC so that later they had to buy an Xbox360 to complete the trilogy. Therefore, maybe if Halo 4 were a next-gen title, Microsoft would have ported the previous Halo games to make us later buy an Xbox720 (or whatever its name is).
Posted by: smiths01
please re-post in http://bungie.net.off topic: the flood (if the link is not working its because im bad at hyperlinking)
I don't think Halo 3 would have been released. The way events happened are like this: Microsoft used Halo 2 as a way of trying to boost sales for Vista and to push its GFWL strategy. However as we all know, Halo 2 Vista was poorly ported, gripped with problems and useless features to enhance gameplay with GFWL like the CD key limit. Add to that trying to charge PC gamers for a service which has always been traditionally free to them with the exception of MMO's and we have a game that PC gamers hate unlike its older brother.
As a result of this, M$ have done everything to distance themselves from H2V. They probably think PC gamers don't like Halo because of the poor reception to H2V and probably see no hope for GFWL to even bother trying with Halo 3, let alone Halo 4. It's unlikely we're going to see a Halo title on PC for a while although one can still hope.