Analysis: It's time for Master Chief to return to Windows, but it sounds like Halo 5 won't be first out of the gate.
Didnt MS day that all their future 1st party games would be Windows 10 and Xbox?
You have to have at least one Xbox exclusive to sell consoles. Lol
Not really. The first two Halo’s were on PC, and they are the definition of system sellers.
concertoine is right. Halo CE on PC sold me an Xbox 360. I instantly went out to get halo 3. I pee'd off halo 2 was Vista only. A console gamer is a console gamer and will only settle for PC for a limited time (till he can afford the lastest console lol) I'd rather have a gaming laptop over a gaming PC. (Portability) if I'm gonna go the PC and console route like some many of you claim
"A console gamer is a console gamer and will only settle for PC for a limited time" lol....speaking of yourself in the third person? I go back between PS4 and Windows 10 all the time. Depends on the games that are out and with PS4 and PC, I get access to a heck of more than just console alone. Settling? lol...good one.
Well, from what I've seen, most PC gamers are like me and do the majority of their gaming on their PCs. Consoles, if they have one, are used to play the handful of exclusives that interest them. PC gamers by and large are not buying into console ecosystems in a significant way. So it seems to me that the opportunity to reach millions of PC gamers with every exclusive outweighs the advantage of selling consoles to a smaller number of PC gamers that won't use them for anything but a handful of exclusives anyway.
@starchild Exactly. Only reason I have PS4 is for exclusives. Everything else is on PC.
Their Play anywhere program didnt go into effect until the following year from when halo 5 released. It's pretty obvious that they arent interested in going back and bringing previous games forward into that program.
Yes, they did. “Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.” https://www.vg247.com/2016/...
There's no real evidence they're backing down from that commitment going forward. Only time will tell, but so far they've been true to their word on this.
@crazyCoconuts Actually, there is. https://www.trueachievement... But you right they have kept their original word on this up to this point so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Halo 5 came out in Oct of 2015, they didnt make that statement until July of 2016. And so far they have been making good on that going forward from that date. Considering Halo 5 is older then it's safe to say it was not part of the deal.
Halo 6 is, I read that somewhere.
I don't think many PC-only gamers would be interested in jumping straight to the 6th title though MS needs to release Halo:MCC and Halo:5 on PC first.
I'm looking forward to picking up Halo 6 on PC. Now I have absolutely no need to get an Xbox One.
That was after halo 5 though, around forza horion 3 and gears 4. A year or so before the play anywhere thing.
because of sodium chloride.
Y do you comment on anything no sony?
Microsoft really needs games exclusive to Xbox console if they actually want people to buy Xbox systems they have made the Wrong choise of going Play anywhere between W10 and Xbox and that is the truth sadly.Xbox appeal will be very limited next generation just like this generation because of the lack of true Xbox console exclusives the Xbox ecosystem will shrink and die further sadly.
They make their money from services and software. The PC gaming market is massive, why wouldn't they tap into it. I'll always be a console gamer.
"I'll always be a console gamer" I used to say that as well.
I'm 43. Not gonna change my ways now.
Because when a game sells on a console, the manufacturer gets a slice of every single thing. That is why it is important to offer a console where you can get games from no where else. Microsoft may get money selling their own titles on PC, but if they lose console sales in the process... it will hurt them more. They do not get a slice of any PC game sales unless it is through their terrible little store (or their own games).
"I'm 43. Not gonna change my ways now." I'm 47. Come on, man. Change ain't that hard yet, is it? ;-) "They do not get a slice of any PC game sales unless it is through their terrible little store (or their own games). " Their store is not terrible and their own games are what we are talking about.
Looks like they finally figured out that exclusives matter lol
It's not like it's moving thousands of Xboxes. Why don't they just help themselves out.
It's best played on Xbox One X anyway. PC versions will usually have bugs, hackers and even compatibility issues.
You must think Microsoft is a really shitty developer. Fortunately, you are mistaken. I've had great success playing Microsoft games on my PC. Rest assured, the best version will be on PC as always.
Haha, come on Pantz. Of course it'd play far better on PC. Don't kid yourself.
Gain some information in your brain before you type next time. Or in gaming terms... Go loot some real life IQ kid.
It will go to windows eventually. I've played plenty of halo, would be nice to see something new
Who cares about Halo 5. Just Give PC Halo 3 and all is good.
Not very consumer friendly Phil.
Some people assumed it was because they changed the digital box art. MS has said all future 1st party titles are releasing on PC also as 1 unified MS system. Halo 5 is not a future titles and has been out for years already, well before they announced plans for 'play anywhere'. Why can't this comment section grasp that?
:( this makes me sad abit, was hoping to play Halo V on pc and crossplay it with folks and friends I know that own it on Xbox one
Would be great for the multiplayer, but PC players would have no idea what's going on in the story if they haven't been following. A HUGE mistake with Halo 5 in general is that you could have played every prior game and STILL missed much of the backstory, as they incorporated and leaned on the expanded universe. I think that's a very large mistake in any game to do unless you have a lore section where you can read all the backstory. Why would anyone go out and buy books, watch shows, web shorts and read comics just to be able to understand the game's story that you paid to have unraveled to you? Halo 5 had an amazing multiplayer and great production values, but God, did they ever fuck up one of gaming's most treasured campaigns. A storytelling guideline is that you can add layers of complexity to a certain point, but keep the core simple so it doesn't all fall apart.
I dont get why everyone says having xbox exclusives on pc will hurt sales, consoles sell WAY more than gaming pcs.
Because there are numerous PC gamers who might have bought a new Xbox system if new xbox games weren't already coming out on PC. The only reason I bought a new PS4 when it first came out was because I wanted to play Bloodborne.
I hear you, but I think the "numerous" pc gamers youre talking about are heavily outweighed by the people that were always gonna by console anyway. Buying a console is way convenient and cheaper than building/buying a gaming pc.
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