Microsoft denies recent rumors of Halo 1-3 arriving on Steam anytime soon
Microsoft has denied rumors of the original Halo trilogy would be arriving on Steam in the near future after the games were listed in a leaked database file.
Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3 were among the list of games recently leaked from a Steam database file which Valve uses to update and plan out future releases of games for their Steam store.
Of the games only Halo 2 and Halo 3 had actual links which was quickly taken down although a test/alpha link for Halo 3 still remains active.
While Microsoft stated they have no current plans to release any Halo games in the near future, they did not completely rule out the games possibly arrive in the future.
Here is the complete list recently leaked:
- The Splatters
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch Beta
- Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (Duke Nukem 3D+)
- Super House of Dead Ninjas
- Fast and Furious 6
- Cut the Rope
- Shadow Warrior Complete
- Resident Evil: Revelations
- Quantum Conundrum 2
- Halo 3
- Halo 2
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- The Witness
- Angry Birds Space
- Angry Birds Seasons
- Second Life
Yeah, I didn't think that it would happen any time soon personally.
Very true, Microsoft does like to milk something as long as possible. Would think that the market for Halos 1-3 are already fairly dead. Maybe we will see the Halos make the transition next gen.
well with the marketplace on windows 8 and such i'm not quite sure they'll be more xbox live game on steam
King of Fighters XIII, '98UM and 2002UM have also been found on their database recently. Though so has Final Fantasy VII for a long while with no plans to release it there in sight. Well, at least it shows there are plans, if nothing more.
The release of Halo 3 kinda of bucks the trend of them releasing the PC version of their console game 3 years after it's initial debut, but better late than never for the PC users that favor the Steam client. They're only denying it now because they haven't prepared a formal announcement. Remember, this is the same thing Microsoft did when people found Steam Support for Xbox Live in the forums at Valve.
They're still using the Halo games as a driving force to get people to buy the Xbox consoles to take the marketshare away from their competitors. They're making more money in the Entertainment and Devices Division globally than they do in the Software and Development Division for the first time ever. I know it sounds silly, but they are in competition with themselves. They will let the console version run it's course with the grey market until it's plateaued off and then release a PC version with all the DLC in the box (potentially alongside a Platinum Hits version of the console edition).
They're not fools, they know the userbase they would get if they release it on Steam and the sales they would get in turn. If they were truly a "douche bag" like you say (EA on the other hand, completely worthy of the title with their business practices over the years) they would have done the douchish of moves and released it exclusively on Origin. THAT would have been a douchey move.
They're still using it as a driving force to get people to buy the Xbox consoles to take the marketshare away from their competitors. They're making more money in the Entertainment and Devices Division globally than they do in the Software and Development Division for the first time ever. I know it sounds silly, but they are in competition with themselves. They will let the console version run it's course with the grey market until it's plateaued off and then release a PC version with all the DLC in the box (potentially alongside a Platinum Hits version of the console edition).
Cut the Rope, I am okay with. Angry Birds? meh, I don't care.
Guys we're overlooking the most important leaked games. Angry Birds and Cut the Rope games are going to be available to purchase on Steam! This will revolutionize EVERYTHING
I honestly don't see why Microsoft won't put it's most popular game series on computers.
Halo 1- 3 on steam NO WAY!!! Microsoft wants to remake 2 and 3 for the 720 so they can have a Halo to sell every year lol
Microsoft has always been a douche bag, just like EA.
I hope someday steam can stick it to 'em But I would seriously like to to see ALL halo games available for PC, preferably Steam.
Wouldn't it be freakin' awesome if Halo 2 mutilplayer was revived though. OMG I might have a heart attack thinking about it
Well shit seems I'm wrong about everything.
I'm shocked Micro$oft won't put them there, they love money after all.
Halo 1's multiplayer still stands since it didn't use Games for Windows.
Derp. Sorry, I meant to say Steam. I already knew they were on PC...
I mean, the multiplayer is already dead... I can't imagine many people wanting to buy it for the campaigns, since a majority of Halo players just buy it for the multiplayer.
Halo 1 and 2 are already on PC.
Yeah... there's no way Halo 1 - 3 will be on PC.