NEWS - Friday, July 12, 2002


Halo Goes To PC and MAC

MICROSOFT GAME STUDIOS ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF "HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED" FOR THE PC AND MAC Agreements With Gearbox Software and Destineer Expand Platform Options for Best-Selling First-Person Shooter Microsoft Game Studios announced today development of the PC and Macintosh versions of the critically acclaimed Xbox first-person shooter, "Halo: Combat Evolved." Initially developed for Xbox by Bungie Studios, "Halo: Combat Evolved" is a science-fiction first-person shooting game that takes place on a mysterious alien ring-world. The PC adaptation is being developed by Texas-based Gearbox Software and based on the game's original concept. Gearbox has a strong reputation for bringing triple-A gaming franchises to multiple platforms. "PC gamers worldwide will soon be able to dig into the addictive gameplay of 'Halo,'" said Stuart Moulder, general manager, Microsoft Game Studios. "By combining the success of 'Halo' on Xbox with Gearbox's proven talent in the first-person shooter genre, PC gamers are guaranteed a lively and 'up-all-hours' single and multiplayer experience on the PC." The award-winning "Halo: Combat Evolved" for Xbox earned the distinguished honor of being the fastest million-unit seller ever for any next-generation console according to NPDFunworld (SM). Statistically, this means that more than six copies of "Halo: Combat Evolved" were sold every minute of every day between the launch of Xbox on November 15, 2001 and April 8, 2002. "We've been dying to play Halo online with a PC ever since its spectacular launch last year," said Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford. "The team at Gearbox has the experience and the talent to not only bring Halo to the PC, but also to add enhancements that exploit the multiplayer capabilities that PCs are known for." The Macintosh version of "Halo: Combat Evolved" will be developed by Westlake Interactive and published by Destineer, which has brought other top Microsoft games to the Macintosh including "Age of Empires II" and "Links Championship Edition." Development of the Macintosh versions of "Halo" will occur simultaneously with Gearbox's development of the PC version. "Our goal is for Mac and Windows users to battle each other on foot, in vehicles, and in the air next summer when the best first-person shooter ever created comes to both Macintosh and Windows," according to Destineer President Peter Tamte. Halo for PC is expected to be available in summer 2003. The Macintosh version is also expected to be available in 2003. Additional information regarding game content, features and enhancements will be announced at a later date.
Source: http://www.microsoft.com/

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,280
Forum Posts: 725,618
Xbox One Titles: 1,007
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,625
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,921
Screenshots: 30,561
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 88 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 238 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 118 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 162 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 137 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
6 Replies, 368 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 428 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 791 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 772 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 698 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 850 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 881 Views

Home screen customization?
Post by DJ tx
2 Replies, 842 Views

Xbox One Manette E317 en vente sur ebay
Post by oryanphine
5 Replies, 1125 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2009
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 962 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics