AMD driver code shows Halo 3 PC support but Microsoft says, "No"

In February, a number of games that have yet to be published on Valve's Steam service appeared in Steam's database, including a listing for a previously unannounced PC port of Microsoft's Xbox 360 shooter Halo 3. The database listing was later deleted and Microsoft said there were no plans to bring Halo 3, which was developed by Bungie in 2007, to the PC.

Now there's yet more evidence that some kind of Halo 3 PC port is, or at least was, in the works, Someone looked into the latest AMD beta driver code and saw a Halo3.exe file listing inside the code. The post was made on Guru3D.com.

Unfortunately, Microsoft continues to insist that we won't be getting Halo 3 on the PC. In a statement to Eurogamer, the company repeated what it said in February, saying, "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."

Microsoft is planning to launch a new version of the classic RTS game Age of Empires II in a new "HD" edition with updated graphics on Steam. It will be released on April 9th.

Source: Eurogamer.net | Image via Microsoft

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Windows 7 SP1 automatic installation will start happening tomorrow

Next Story

Nokia's Windows Phone developer relations head departs

19 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Even tho I said might be win 8 exclusive or a windows live game. But also depends who is the publisher. if ms do the publishing it will going to windows live or make win 8 exclusive, if valve publish will go to steam, ea to origin etc...

PGHammer said,
Except that Steam has two Microsoft titles on its roster - FLIGHT and Age of Empires Online.

Yeah, I notice that. Microsoft have no plan to publish halo 3 on steam.

IF MS have any sense whatsoever they will coincide the PC Port of any / all Halo games with a rejuvenated Games For Windows Live - well, I say GFWL, isn't that being assimilated into a PC version of XBOX Live known as 'Live'? Either way, get a Steam/Origin rival out the door and coincide that with Halo ports to PC!

Such a shame because that game was originally released for PC and I think us PC gamers deserve it too, not just Xbox gamers.

Scorbing said,
Such a shame because that game was originally released for PC and I think us PC gamers deserve it too, not just Xbox gamers.

Agree, way to treat your fan base microsoft! They could just do an easy port like most companies do anyway...

Draconian Guppy said,

Agree, way to treat your fan base microsoft! They could just do an easy port like most companies do anyway...

Not really to defend them since I agree, but this is the Xbox division talking. Not the Windows division.

Halo 1 was an original Xbox launch title and was later ported to pc (many years later)
Halo 3 will not be ported to pc and we will be lucky if we get halo 4 or the next halo ported to the pc. Halo 2 pc was a disaster and I would for that to happen again to another halo, even though Halo 1 pc/ce was my favorite pc game.

Halo 1 do actually have proper port because is done by gearbox. halo 2 was exclusive to vista and for halo 3 that microsoft said that no plan to publish to steam. might be win 8 exclusive or a windows live game?

HALO 2 was a *disaster* because it was an *exclusive to Vista* title - it did NOT support DX9 at all, and Windows 7 had not shipped yet. Nowadays, it's STILL hard to ignore DX9c or even DX10 - look at how much heat Crytek took for making Crysis 3 DX11-exclusive (on the PC).