Halo fans that have skipped out on the current gen Xbox and even the previous one will finally get the chance to play Halo 3 albeit on PC. Why has it taken so long for Microsoft to bring one of its most popular titles to computers? Apparently it is not as easy as it looks or one would think.
But Halo 3 isn’t the only thing up Microsoft’s sleeve on July 14th. The company has a slew of other announcements as well. As The Verge reports, this isn’t that surprising given Microsoft’s shopping spree of late to acquire game developers.
One game series that is expected to make a renewed appearance is the Fable series though that is purely gossip at this point. Microsoft has filed some legal paperwork around that IP but that doesn’t really mean much of anything.
Other titles include Hellblade II and Psychonauts II. Surprise titles could be another Perfect Dark game or a Banjo Kazooie title.
Of course, the majority of the anticipation is going to be for what comes for the next generation of consoles. With Sony already outlining its plans for the PS5’s next-gen games, Microsoft might be feeling the pressure to roll out its own titles.
It’s hard not to acknowledge that this year has been weird for the whole industry and well beyond. What would normally be revealed in massive public press outings is now instead relegated to the online space. It hasn’t seeped the hype away from many games but it has put a damper on some of the excitement. Not to mention the delays plaguing big-name titles from this generation (is anyone else expecting Cyberpunk 2077 to be delayed again? This author sure is).
Back to Halo 3, it’s interesting that Microsoft is revisiting that title and for PC no less. While many people might think the game’s day has come and gone, it has some staying power in terms of a compelling multiplayer experience and even a do-it-yourself mode when it comes to stage design.
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