Halo 3 Will Release When ReadyHalo 3 Release "When Its Ready" Earlier Gates PS3-related comments were "philosophical", not literal. Robbie Bach, President of Microsofts Xbox entertainment and devices division, indicated that earlier comments made by Bill Gates that Halo 3 would be available to counter the release of Sonys PlayStation 3 next-generation gaming console were "philosophical" and not to be taken as a literal pledge, according to an interview at InfoWorld.com. In response to a question regarding comments made in Time Magazine by Bill Gates earlier this year that Halo 3 would be released in time to blunt the launch of the PS3, Bach indicated that his boss was using the next Halo game as a metaphor for the upcoming Xbox 360 titles. According to Bach, "Philosophically, the point Bill was trying to make is that were not just going to ship and not have great stuff coming up. We dont know when Sony will ship PS3. Theyve said spring ... What we do know is that the way our portfolio lines up were going to have great exclusive content. Halo is something well ship when its ready." In the same interview, Bach revealed that the decision to make the Xbox 360s hard disk drive optional was due to concerns about price sensitivity in the European market. According to Bach, "Its particularly important in Europe where parts of Europe are very price sensitive and the channels where games consoles are sold are predominantly mass merchants which again are very price sensitive... One size doesnt fit all."