'Halo 2' Vista Gets Delayed


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Experience the epic story of Halo 2 as Master Chief delves further into the mystery of the Covenant in the aftermath of Halo?s destruction. What he discovers will soon threaten the fate not only of Earth, but of the Universe itself. Microsoft has postponed Halo 2 Vista's May 8th release date to improve the install experience and address other technical issues. No new date was given.
The entertainment phenomenon that conquered the digital universe is once again out to save the planet as the award-winning, best-selling ?Halo 2? is coming to the Windows Vista platform. Optimized for the advanced gaming features in Windows Vista, ?Halo 2? promises to revolutionize the first-person shooter experience for Windows gamers, as it did for consoles. With its classic story, enhanced visual presentation, multiplayer excitement and all-new Map Editor, ?Halo 2? for Windows Vista offers more new content and game customization than ever before.

Windows Vista gamers will be able to experience the epic story of ?Halo 2? as Master Chief delves further into the mystery of the Covenant in the aftermath of Halo?s destruction. What he discovers will soon threaten the fate not only of Earth, but of the Universe itself.

Key Features:

* Epic narrative. The saga continues with ?Halo 2,? the international award-winning sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed ?Halo: Combat Evolved.? In this sequel, the battle comes to Earth, and Master Chief, a genetically enhanced super soldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless alien Covenant and the destruction of all humankind.

* Exciting single-player gameplay. Experience firsthand the epic struggle between Master Chief and the Covenant armada. Brandish dual-wield weapons and Covenant arms, while piloting human and non-human vehicles and aircraft to battle intelligent AI alien enemies.

* Unmatched online gaming. ?Halo 2? for Windows Vista will tap into the power of Games for Windows ? LIVE to deliver online matchmaking for its Gold account members. The service will enable Windows Vista gamers around the globe to connect via their PCs and play in an innovative and competitive online forum.

* New multiplayer Map Editor. The game will also feature the all-new Map Editor, guaranteeing new fan-generated content in the future. The ?Halo 2? community will be able to tap their endless creative potential to develop an unlimited number of user-created multiplayer levels.

* Complete community freedom. ?Halo 2? for Windows Vista offers gamers the freedom to host their own dedicated servers for maximum multiplayer action.

* Superior presentation and cinematic excellence. Bring the vast, imaginative world of ?Halo 2? to life on the Windows Vista platform through higher-resolution textures and improved lighting effects. Experience the unmatched cinematic quality of ?Halo 2? through the power of Windows Vista.

* Unprecedented pedigree. The ?Halo? franchise is one of the best-selling, most monumental entertainment experiences in history with more than 14.7 million units sold worldwide, more than 18 game-of-the-year awards, and 750 million hours and 500 million matches logged over Xbox LIVE?. ?Halo 2? was also one of the most successful entertainment launches of all time ? including books, films, graphic novels, games and music. ?Halo 2? for Windows Vista brings this incredible experience to Windows Vista gamers everywhere.

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M.F.D.K

I think the date has been moved to 25th of May 2007. Thats according to www.game.co.uk

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Sartoris

No, you can't have Halo 2 for Vista.

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Not Yours.

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Olemus

lol

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1Frothy

Wow is this for real? Sucks :(

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Elliot B.

Oh well :(

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Nicholas-c

i was getting ready to download!!

i mean buy... like the good boy i am :p

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theyarecomingforyou

Anything related to Vista and DirectX 10 seems to have been delayed. Crysis pushed back, the Flight Sim X update and now Halo 2... there is a distinct lack of DX10 content.

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troist

improve the install experience?! i don't care about that... just give me the game! can't any other problems be fixed in a patch?

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notuptome2004
Anything related to Vista and DirectX 10 seems to have been delayed. Crysis pushed back, the Flight Sim X update and now Halo 2... there is a distinct lack of DX10 content.

Well Halo 2 uses Directx 9 not 10 but yea there is a lack as you say. but i think Halo 2 will show some of gamers what vista can do evan tho the game is Dx9 based but is based around vistas new APIs well the game engine was re-coded around the new APIs

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VipeNess
Anything related to Vista and DirectX 10 seems to have been delayed. Crysis pushed back, the Flight Sim X update and now Halo 2... there is a distinct lack of DX10 content.

maybe it is a lack in Windows Vista ... LOL I KID, I KID,! ;)

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Elliot B.
improve the install experience?! i don't care about that... just give me the game! can't any other problems be fixed in a patch?

'Install experience' is likely to be related to the Tray & Play feature so it's fair enough :)

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Snakehn

They can delay it for 10 years if they want, i don't care.

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MrBear5587

Damnnnnnnnnnnn.

:(

I'll still be pre-ordering it off Play.com though.

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Sniper101

waaaaaaaa noooooooo!!!! stupid bungie *pulls out rifle and heads to bungie studios*

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Xerxes

I'm probably gonna sound like a complete idiot here but..

...Optimized for the advanced gaming features in Windows Vista

when they say that, does that mean your gonna need Vista Ultimate to get the full Halo 2 experience? (I ask this cause I recall reading awhile ago that Vista Ultimate has a few extras for gaming in it)

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MrBear5587

According to Play.com, the release date is May 18th.

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daveoc64
I'm probably gonna sound like a complete idiot here but..

when they say that, does that mean your gonna need Vista Ultimate to get the full Halo 2 experience? (I ask this cause I recall reading awhile ago that Vista Ultimate has a few extras for gaming in it)

It means that it's designed to work on any edition of Windows Vista.

Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate = Works

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Xerxes
It means that it's designed to work on any edition of Windows Vista.

Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate = Works

Thanks for clearing that up for me, I really do feel like an idiot now :blush:

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theyarecomingforyou
They can delay it for 10 years if they want, i don't care.

+1

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DigitalE

What in the world? I thought it went gold already...

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DELTETHISACCOUNT

I know I read the whole thread, but let me just ask again to clarify.

With an Xbox Live Gold membership, we are able to play with Xbox players?

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Elliot B.
I know I read the whole thread, but let me just ask again to clarify.

With an Xbox Live Gold membership, we are able to play with Xbox players?

Nope.

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DELTETHISACCOUNT
Nope.

ghey...

still gettin it nonetheless (Y)

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b0m8er

:( Noooo... :cry:

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