Halo 4 Deserves a Quality PC Port, But It Won't Get Even a Bad One

1up - Microsoft decides to continue keeping recent Halo titles Xbox-only.

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Enmson2020d ago

Windows 8 is out ,microsoft should let us try new games :)

G33K2020d ago

They should make a Halo 4 and Windows 8 bundle. I'd buy that shit.

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MattyG2020d ago

Yeah, let's keep our GREAT GAME (hem, hem ^) on Xbox. Why bother porting it if it'll just be worse than the Xbox version?

Outside_ofthe_Box2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

MS isn't stupid. They know that a good number people will just pirate it on the PC. There is a reason why big games like Red Dead aren't on PC and games like GTA5 aren't releasing on PC(if at all) on the same days as consoles. Blame those that are worse than scum.

Transporter472020d ago

Actually you'd be surprise on how many people don't pirate games and actually buy them on PC, just look at Steams success, Microsoft should release it on steam but they would never do that. You can pirate games on Xbox 360 but yet you still get sales, if you make a good product people will buy it, that's a fact

49erguy2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

Maybe the only way is to do a battlenet type thing with windows live. I use steam primarily like everyone else, but when I wanna play some starcraft, battlenet it is.

Not saying constant connection is a great idea, but it would mostly solve the pirating problem.

Zha1tan2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

You should not make such blanket statements, Games sell well on PC and dont act like they dont.

Yes there is the scum of the earth out there but want to know why so many people pirate? Nobody releases demos anymore.

Recent surveys of PC gamers have shown that a majority pirate as a demo because games companies no longer see fit to release demos and when you dont know how a game will run on your PC that is a perfectly valid reason. Imagine going out and buying a game only to find out it is poorly optimised for nivida cards (Metro 2033) for full retail price and the game didnt have a demo so you had no inclination and it wont even run on your PC, this happened with many people who bought metro who had nividia cards including myself and I had a GTX 580 an absolute top of line card at the time.

Manys a time I have bought a game for full retail with no demo which the PC version has then had severe issues as it is nothing more than a shoddy port of a game with no optimisation. When that is so prevelent with multiplatform titles on PC without any demos to disuade me can you honestly blame me for torrenting just to see if a game will bloody work? such is the modern games industry, snake oil salesmen at work.

Also another point is look at the absolute disgrace that GTA V was on PC, that was an utter mess of a game, You could not even run SLI on the game or a high end card like mine because it would interpret it as a low end card and you would get terrible frames.

This was never patched either and the mess that was GTA V on PC was never patched at all.

Max Payne 3 also has bad issues especially with the online and I dont think it has recieved a patch at all.

SO when companies like R* have a track record like this you can hardly turn around and blame the consumer since the service R* have provided to PC users is absolutely terrible, they also refused refunds for the PC edition of GTA V but thankfully steam refunded me.

There is always two sides to a story friend and dont tar everyone with the same brush.

Rivitur2020d ago

Pretty good point but some people use sites like canyourunit to see if a game can run on you PC though its not 100% accurate at times. Also you mean GTA IV not V however if you did mean GTA V then your pirating is on another level...

pandehz2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )


canyourunit is like reading the back of the dvd for system requirements.

It does not clearly say 'This game is not optimized for 70% of the pc's, plz look at the list below and see if u are the unfortunate one lol'

urwifeminder2020d ago

I wish they would bring it to pc i hardly play consoles anymore i guess halo 4 will be my last 360 game.

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