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Microsoft halts ‘Halo 3 on PC’ rumours after AMD discovery

Monday, 18th March 2013 15:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has put to bed rumours that Halo 3 is coming to PC once and for all. Fresh speculation began after the latest batch of AMD drivers made mention to Bungie’s shooter, but the publisher want all rumours to cease.

Speaking with Eurogamer, a Microsoft rep simply said in a statement, “We currently do not have plans to release any Halo titles on Steam, nor do we currently have plans to release a PC version of Halo 3.”

It still begs the question as to why the drivers made mention of the game to begin with, but it may have just been wishful thinking on AMD’s part. The finding follows Halo 3′s appearance among Steam registry files, suggesting the game was going to appear on Valve’s store-front.

But we’ve heard nothing more since.

Still, what do you think?

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10 Comments

  1. js779

    My guess is they will announce something at the Xbox-Event in April or around that timeframe. Microsoft has to show some cohesive strategy for it’s Xbox and Windows brands. Maybe they will support PC/Windows 8-Gaming better in the future and bring some older Xbox-Games to the platform. A lot depends on what they really want to develop the Xbox into though. Time will tell.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mineral4r7s

    a FPS on PC? Sounds like a good and logical idea.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. PC_PlayBoy

    As a PC gamer i couldn’t give a fuck about Halo. It’s one of the most over-rated IP’s in videogame history.

    There are far superior shooters on the PC already i.e Tribes Ascend, Arma 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike, etc, etc.

    The Halo franchise is shooters for pussies…Oh, and you can quote me on that!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. PapaJustify

    “We currently do not have plans…” translates to: “We cannot announce anything before E3, please stop taking our momentum.”

    #4 2 years ago
  5. hexeno

    Not for Steam, and it isn’t Halo 3, so… Halo 4 confirmed for PC (Games for Windows Live)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. TylerAD

    Who cares? really… who cares at all? Go play like @3 said, or BF3 ffs

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Eddie Rodrigues

    @3 Is a fun series and ain’t nobody can deny this.

    @6 No.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    Dave’s reading a whole lot into the Microsoft statement to reach all the way from “currently no plans”, to “quit asking/speculating about that CONSOLE shooter we make on other platforms”

    “put to bed rumours”…They did nothing of the sort! Nothing was halted. D: Indeed, there’s still rampant speculation in the comments here. No. I’d really like to know how you supposed that Microsoft believed it would cause the rumours to cease, using such complete wishy-washy language?
    Anybody could draw the same conclusion as #4, going by past form on these things…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. nollie4545

    Lol to the max, MS bowing down to Steam and finally accepting, actually games for windows blows and you’re right, Steam is a cool idea. Can you sell our games for us?!

    Like we even want your shitty console game on PC anyways, you giant monopolistic sob’s.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Eddie Rodrigues

    @9 You want it. I want it. MS wants dosh. Gabe wants dosh. Everybody win.

    #10 2 years ago

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