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Microsoft Explains Why Halo: Master Chief Collection Isn't Coming to PC, Doesn't Rule Out a Future PC Release

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This statement really has made me rethink my purchase of an XB1. Halo: MCC was the biggest reason for me to buy an XB1 and if its also coming to PC then I'd rather play it on my gaming PC.

Now I need MS to clearly say that its not coming to PC, or I may not get an XB1 this year after all.



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Since the X1 is a PC, a release will be very likely. X1 has lost the game anyway.



etking said:
Since the X1 is a PC, a release will be very likely. X1 has lost the game anyway.

Exactly MS should just forget about the X1 and hurry up on Relaunch their gaming Platform for PC to compete with Steam.

If they forget about the console side of gaming they can go all out when it comes to the PC side imo.

If they Relaunch Live on PC (Not under the GFWL) but under the Name "Xbox Live" Or even "MS Live"

with games like Minecraft, Halo, Forza, Gears etc being the only place you can play them games MS would have a real good chance against steam this time.

And then just like Steambox they could allow other companys to Launch their own line of MS Box type consoles.

MS gets to work on what they are good at Software and leave the Hardware to other companys..



I'm still waiting for it on PC. Now that I got a mid-tier gaming PC, I'm looking forward to it.



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GTAexpert said:
This statement really has made me rethink my purchase of an XB1. Halo: MCC was the biggest reason for me to buy an XB1 and if its also coming to PC then I'd rather play it on my gaming PC.

Now I need MS to clearly say that its not coming to PC, or I may not get an XB1 this year after all.

I was quite shocked when MS gave a small implication of Halo: MCC going to PC, even if unintentional. I'm not a huge fan of the X1, but that's bad for the console if true. Heck, I think it's already bad enough that MS hasn't clarified yet. We all saw what happened with Ryse and Dead Rising 3. Quantum Break is made by a developer who eventually ported Alan Wake to PC last gen. You can't persuade on-the-fence gamers if you can't uphold the definition of an X1 exclusive.



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zero129 said:
etking said:
Since the X1 is a PC, a release will be very likely. X1 has lost the game anyway.

Exactly MS should just forget about the X1 and hurry up on Relaunch their gaming Platform for PC to compete with Steam.

If they forget about the console side of gaming they can go all out when it comes to the PC side imo.

If they Relaunch Live on PC (Not under the GFWL) but under the Name "Xbox Live" Or even "MS Live"

with games like Minecraft, Halo, Forza, Gears etc being the only place you can play them games MS would have a real good chance against steam this time.

And then just like Steambox they could allow other companys to Launch their own line of MS Box type consoles.

MS gets to work on what they are good at Software and leave the Hardware to other companys..

I can see how that's gonna get PC gamers to buy X1 exclusives, but MS third party sales are gonna plummet.  I see PC gamers still buying all third party games on steam and only using Microsoft's service for exclusives.



Makes sense. How do they expect to sell consoles if they keep making PC ports.



It would be the smartest thing possible for Microsoft to take their 1st party to PC. They could make a ton of money. They don't even have to worry about piracy, simply make the games require Xbox Live service to play (they don't really have much in the way of SP games anyway).

Soooo much money awaits them should they choose that path. The XBO will never hit a large enough critical mass in install base to be very profitable, particularly with the crazy way they do business.



Honestly, I'm not sure why they wouldn't. PC gamers aren't console gamers, usually. Console fanboys are console fanboys, PC fanboys are PC fanboys, and the rest of us are just too invested in whatever platform we play on. It's not like they'll cannibalize their own sales.



Kinda makes me wonder if they may actually bail out of the whole console business after Xbone (killing it long before Sony kills PS4) and turn into a 3rd party game studio. I know that Live subscriptions earn them crazy money, but the whole Xbox brand is still bringing in loses and it doesn't seem like Xbone is gonna change that trend. I mean, bringing Halo, GeoW and their other franchises to PC and PS4 could actually get them more money with less risk, since they wouldn't have to bleed cash to entice people to buy an unwanted console.



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