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More Halo 3 PC Rumors - Microsoft/Frankie denying still

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IHaveIce

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Pros and Cons of Halo 3 on Steam for Microsoft

Pros
Money
Get more people playing and talking about Halo
Digital distribution is much cheaper than retail

Cons
Any future HD/remastered versions are less relevant
Halo brand becomes less Xbox exclusive
Have to share money with a competitor Valve

I would probably do it if I were in charge. Halo 3 is almost 6 years old, it's not going to take much of a bite out of the next or current gen Xbox.
Pro
Giving Fans finally good Halo games back

Con
people stop playing their shitty new Halo games.
 

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Pros and Cons of Halo 3 on Steam for Microsoft

Pros
Money
Get more people playing and talking about Halo
Digital distribution is much cheaper than retail

Cons
Any future HD/remastered versions are less relevant
Halo brand becomes less Xbox exclusive
Have to share money with a competitor Valve

I would probably do it if I were in charge. Halo 3 is almost 6 years old, it's not going to take much of a bite out of the next or current gen Xbox.
It could also be argued that a PC port now would facilitate an 'HD' version of the Halo trilogy on Durango since it will be x64/x86
 

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I played an unhealthy amount of Halo 2 and 3 online. Halo 4 is not shit, it's just off on a couple of key components like good map design and proper weapons balancing. Reach on the other hand yeah it's shit.
Reach is much better than halo 4. At least it feels somewhat like halo.
 

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Have we ever had something in the Steam Directory not come to fruition?
Yes Heavy Rain.
It would be a stupid move by MS bring Halo on PC.The xbox has a few exclusive if you take away even Halo remain only Forza and GOW but I would not be surprised if it were true since 2009 MS does not do one thing right.Bring Halo 3 on PC would make sense for MS only if it is an exclusive for W8 and GFWL
 

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Yes Heavy Rain.
It would be a stupid move by MS bring Halo on PC.The xbox has a few exclusive if you take away even Halo remain only Forza and GOW but I would not be surprised if it were true since 2009 MS does not do one thing right.Bring Halo 3 on PC would make sense for MS only if it is an exclusive for W8 and GFWL
Stupid move? Considering how very few people currently play Halo 3's multiplayer, I'd say it would be a stupid move not to port it. Plus, considering how Age of Empires II HD is on Steam, I think MS has already realised that GFWL will never catch up. Porting Halo 3 isn't the same as porting Halo 4. To play the latest Halo game, you still need an Xbox.
 

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Yes Heavy Rain.
It would be a stupid move by MS bring Halo on PC.The xbox has a few exclusive if you take away even Halo remain only Forza and GOW but I would not be surprised if it were true since 2009 MS does not do one thing right.Bring Halo 3 on PC would make sense for MS only if it is an exclusive for W8 and GFWL
Can you imagine a gamer saying "well, I love Halo, but instead of buying a Microsoft console I can just wait six years and get it on PC instead"?

Seriously?
 

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Can you imagine a gamer saying "well, I love Halo, but instead of buying a Microsoft console I can just wait six years and get it on PC instead"?

Seriously?
yeah but why buy the next XBOX and gamble on the .000001% chance that a good Halo game will be developed when you can get a port of a good Halo game
 

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yeah but why buy the next XBOX and gamble on the .000001% chance that a good Halo game will be developed when you can get a port of a good Halo game
I hope you're not serious when you say that people wouldn't buy 720 because they can get H3 on PC if they are a Halo fan?
 

Ales

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Stupid move? Considering how very few people currently play Halo 3's multiplayer, I'd say it would be a stupid move not to port it. Plus, considering how Age of Empires II HD is on Steam, I think MS has already realised that GFWL will never catch up. Porting Halo 3 isn't the same as porting Halo 4. To play the latest Halo game, you still need an Xbox.
I still feel it a stupid move,would be a smarter decision a collection HD for the next xbox.
 

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I still feel it a stupid move,would be a smarter decision a collection HD for the next xbox.
Fans of Halo want this PC version for the multiplayer. I doubt Microsoft/343 would implement 3 simultaneous versions of Halo multiplayer 1,2, and 3 on one product. Besides the net code being really jacked up in 1 and 2 the player base would be so fragmented the product wouldn't have legs.
 

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I still feel it a stupid move,would be a smarter decision a collection HD for the next xbox.
You forget MS is also in the PC business.. I think they are making some moves to better their image on PC. Windows is losing popularity and things like GFWL have really burned PC gamers.. Releasing some of their big name titles with Steamworks support is a move in a good direction.. they need to restore some faith in them.
 

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I still feel it a stupid move,would be a smarter decision a collection HD for the next xbox.
This seems very shortsighted.

Considering console sales will be on a downswing between now and next generation.

Release a PC port know so you can have extra profits for this fiscal year. Have a Halo Trilogy launch title for your next generation console since it is x64/x86 based.
 

Dongs Macabre

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I still feel it a stupid move,would be a smarter decision a collection HD for the next xbox.
Well, there's much more PC players than Xbox ones (at least, from my experience). Most of my friends are PC gamers, but they Halo. If Halo 3 ever came out for the PC, all of them would buy it as soon as it's released. It would make much more money than it takes to port it and add modding tools.
 

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Yes Heavy Rain.
It would be a stupid move by MS bring Halo on PC.The xbox has a few exclusive if you take away even Halo remain only Forza and GOW but I would not be surprised if it were true since 2009 MS does not do one thing right.Bring Halo 3 on PC would make sense for MS only if it is an exclusive for W8 and GFWL
As Gears could go third party, and Halo is already dead. Forza is essentially the only IP Microsoft have, so if anything, they've got nothing to lose in that sense.
 

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Microsoft should totally release Halo 3 and Reach at the same time on Steam for the same price and see which game does better by sales and player activity.

And this would dictate how the next Halo will play.

I can only dream
 

Dongs Macabre

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Microsoft should totally release Halo 3 and Reach at the same time on Steam for the same price and see which game does better by sales and player activity.

And this would dictate how the next Halo will play.

I can only dream
Well, if modding is implemented, I'd imagine Reach would be better for modding, while Halo 3 would have better competitive matchmaking.
 

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As Gears could go third party, and Halo is already dead. Forza is essentially the only IP Microsoft have, so if anything, they've got nothing to lose in that sense.
This is true, but again somewhat shortsighted.

Remember the rumors that Microsoft is cultivating at least 6 new IPs for next generation.

Reposting for new page. I H8 Memes. You down?
Cloving putting his money where his mouth is.

Someone take him up on this offer.

If this happens and you don't live up to your promise, then your new GAF title will be 'don't believe a word this man says' with a link to your promise.
 

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If history says anything, developers/franchise directors are NEVER this reluctant to outright deny a rumor. If this PC port thing isn't happening, Frankie would have said so by now.

Probably.
 

I H8 Memes

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I missed that and all the other betting posts too. Sorry I don't gamble money on anything ever. It's just not something I do.

I will concede that their may be a tiny chance that MS will deign to allow their loyal customers the privileged of playing Halo 3 since it is 4 games back in the series, 6 years old, and nearly an entire generation ago.

Hey maybe Blizzard will return the favor for our console brethren and port World of Warcraft over to the consoles.


If this happens and you don't live up to your promise, then your new GAF title will be 'don't believe a word this man says' with a link to your promise.
It's really just that I don't gamble with money. I don't doubt at all that ClovingWestbrook would pay up.
 
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I missed that and all the other betting posts too. Sorry I don't gamble money on anything ever. It's just not something I do.

I will concede that their may be a tiny chance that MS will deign to allow their loyal customers the privileged of playing Halo 3 since it is 4 games back in the series, 6 years old, and nearly an entire generation ago.

Hey maybe Blizzard will return the favor for our console brethren and port World of Warcraft over to the consoles.




It's really just that I don't gamble with money. I don't doubt at all that ClovingWestbrook would pay up.
Ok, so how about something other than money. How about this, since I am not able to do an avatar bet (Blackace owns my ass), I'll do this. If Halo 3 shows up on Steam by the end of 2013 I will pick an avatar for you for 3 months. If it doesn't show up on Steam by the end of 2013 then I will buy you a $10 game on Steam.
 

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If history says anything, developers/franchise directors are NEVER this reluctant to outright deny a rumor. If this PC port thing isn't happening, Frankie would have said so by now.

Probably.
It could just be that not all of the rumor is true/false. Maybe it's something where the game is coming to PC but not Steam ("Steam thing is bunk"). Maybe it's not a direct port of Halo 3, something like a smaller, multiplayer only Win 8 app that could run on a bunch of devices (which does seems to be Microsoft's MO right now).

Who knows, maybe you'll see Halo: Mini running on a Surface someday. There was that rumor about Microsoft going with AMD for a new Surface in 2013.
 

I H8 Memes

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Ok, so how about something other than money. How about this, since I am not able to do an avatar bet (Blackace owns my ass), I'll do this. If Halo 3 shows up on Steam by the end of 2013 I will pick an avatar for you for 3 months. If it doesn't show up on Steam by the end of 2013 then I will buy you a $10 game on Steam.

How about loser uploads and apology video to youtube? :D
 

GrizzNKev

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Come on.

If he actually had something to say he'd say something other than what MS PR already said.

He doesn't have anything he can tell us. He can't tell us why Halo 1-3 showed up in the Steam registry, or why Halo 3 is in AMD's drivers.

He knows, but he can't tell us.

No plans.
 
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