Thursday, February 09, 2006
Microsoft has released a press release (linked) stating that Halo 2 will be released for PC, but it will only run on Windows Vista. The game will be co-produced by Microsoft Games and Bungie, and will include the standard Halo 2 game as well as the Bonus Map Pack. Much like Halo 3 and the Xbox 360, Microsoft appears to be using its flagship titles to make gamers purchase its new platforms. There is no release date in the press release, but I would guess not more than a couple months after Vista. There isn't much of anything they need to do with the game, so all they're waiting for is a good time to release it. It might be interesting if they add updated graphics, but that remains to be seen.
Bungie has an extensive FAQ on their site, though many features have not been announced. Some highlights:
Halo 2 for PC will feature a map editor.
Cross-platform play will not be available.