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Halo 2 coming to Vista

Posted: February 9, 2006 @ 9:02 am (4 hours, 18 minutes ago) By: Major Nelson

 

Not many details (ummm…release date?) but here is the press release that just went out a few moments ago.

 

Master Chief Dual-Wields His Way to Windows Vista

 

“Halo 2,” the award-winning sequel to the instant classic “Halo: Combat Evolved” to make its PC debut on the Windows Vista platform

 

”Halo 2,” the game that redefined first-person combat and multiplayer action for millions of gamers worldwide, is set to explode onto PCs exclusively for Windows Vista. ”Halo 2” for Windows Vista will be developed by a dedicated Microsoft Game Studios team in partnership with Bungie Studios.

 

Only for Windows Vista, “Halo 2″ will offer gamers both the single-player campaign and multiplayer experience of the original, as well as the additional maps offered in the “Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack.” Gamers will also have the exciting opportunity to build, create and customize their own multiplayer levels.

 

“Halo: Combat Evolved” and its sequel, “Halo 2,” have achieved phenomenal success on the Xbox video game platform as gamers around the world follow the saga of Master Chief in his battle against the Covenant forces. In 2003, the original “Halo” roared onto Windows PCs. In “Halo 2” for Windows Vista, the action picks up where the first game ended. Master Chief, with the help of a small group of marines, has destroyed the religious artifact and artificial world known as “Halo,” and is making his way back to Earth. There, he and the last surviving Earth forces will mount a titanic struggle against the marauding Covenant enemy. To date, the Halo franchise has sold more than 14.5 million games worldwide with over 600 million hours of multiplayer action logged across Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service.

 

Majornelson.com

 

It was "accidently" leaked by The BBC on it's website earlier today as shown here(link takes you to Joystiq's Permapage).

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One of the main reasons why I want it on PC is custom content. Which is for free.

 

Various problems with Halo PC was the lack, of well, anything in particular. Until we got CE (Custom Edition for those non geekheads who didn't give a damn about Halo PC).

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This is a pretty slack move but Im looking forward to getting Vista as soon as its out anyway..

 

The only problem Im thinkin is will this 'Vista only' bit mean it uses DX10? In which case Id need a new vid card? Id be less happy about that.

 

I wouldnt put redeveloping a game in that way to force stuff on us past Microsoft.

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well seeing as the game will be almost 2 yrs old when vista comes out, the main thing to look forward to is the custon maps that users get to make. this will breath a little life into the game. but it will have age and halo 3 working against it when it comes out.

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