SteamFirst: Earlier today, Halo 2 and Halo 3 were spotted as Official Steam Community Groups within the Steam network. We already know that official groups can only be created by Valve, so we ask ourselves, what does this mean?
Please be true, I'm dying to play Halo 2 and 3 on PC and on Steamworks.
Steamworks is a big if. But if they even port these and if they are ported to steamworks then valve does all the hosting. Which means Halo multiplayer without the fee's associated with live.
What would be even better is if they port Halo 2 Anniversary to PC.
They have been using Steamworks for all there recent PC ports so far and are ending GFWL.
The recently release that halo spartan game. These 2 games may be next.
That would be awesome, Halo 2 was one of my favorite MP shooters and i'd love to play it again.
GFWL has gone anyway, and they removed fees from it a long time ago.
A message for the PC users, try buying an xbox.....this will enable you to play Halo games.
or you could just wait for it to come on PC...
I'd rather go without playing Halo than buy an Xbox.
I agree with soulsercher. It'd be a nice addition, but it's not worth buying a console for Halo alone.
this would kill the so called remakes on Xbox One... As PC can blow it away with graphics and mods. Not to mention Halo on PC means another reason NOT to buy an Xbox One. A good money maker for MS but shooting themselves in the foot no?
This would be great. I would love to play those games again. Especially on my PC. They would look awesome and play so well at 60+fps.
It would be awesome to finally get these titles. On the Microsoft end, they would make so much more money on the titles that many are not paying attention to anymore on console.
If it happens I cant wait to play halo 3, I had a PS3 but I always wanted to play it
halo 2 was on vista but the servers where really bad. Plus you needed xbox live membership so you couldnt play online for free... i doubt halo 2/3 will make it to PC. Seems like too much hassle. halo is more of an xbox thing.
The bigger deal really is the possibility of MS IP's showing up on Steam right after they discussed they have big PC info to announce this summer.
Old titles but don't expect major XB1 titles like Halo 5 to appear concurrently on PC.
Too bad MS doesn't want to hit the pc market with newer titles. If they partnered with steam, it could be a huge gain for both parties.
The App-IDs were added about a year ago and then deleted over eleven months ago. http://www.steamgamer.de/ne...
Oh, then that makes it less likely then. But it's still strange that they were ever added in the first place.
Likely they added them without thinking people would find them so quickly. They could still be out there. Likely under unknown App ids. Considering these Steam Groups have poped up now. Its likely still going forward.
Halo 2 on Steam? OMFG YES!! I didn't get into Halo until after the Halo 2 servers went down however the large majority of Halo community say it's better than Halo 3 so I've always wanted to see what all the fuss was about. If Microsoft don't announce an AE at E3, this would be awesome.
Depends. Halo 2's multiplayer was definitely more competitive in my opinion. But Halo 3 had a large advantage with Forge and all the awesome maps people could make even with the limit they had. If Halo 3 came to PC I would hope they would be able to up that forge limit and let people go wild, but I doubt it. It's all engine specific.
There's been rumors about Halo 3 coming to Steam for years...on steamdb, the database for the steam store, there's a listing for Halo 3, but it's hidden, so perhaps the time is coming closer. Link: http://steamdb.info/app/216... Edit: It seems that there's also one for Halo 2. http://steamdb.info/app/216...
dont think it will happen. but i would buy them all the an instant if they did end up releasing on steam.
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From the sounds of what Spencer is saying we should be seeing lots of PC gaming love this coming year. No reason all X1 games can't be on PC too, just require controller. Helps their entire ecosystem.
exactly. i have no intentions on buying an xbox one, so the only way they'll get sales from me is pc ports
It would benefit everyone in their ecosystem, MS would much rather you have Windows than an X1 that is where they make the most of their money.
^^^ Exactly, Windows is the big picture in this whole thing. Linux is getting some love from developers because of Steam OS, and Mac OS is continuing to grow also. It's also very possible that Google will come out with a desktop OS at some point, so it only makes sense for Microsoft to bolster Windows OS with exclusive games like Halo.
I wish they would I mean people aren't saying oh halo 5 is coming out on xbox one I'll just wait til it's on PC should only take about 7-8 years so they should extra income, showing PC players support and it's not much work
halo 1 and 2 at least. they're already on PC just port them to allow steam servers. both GFWL and gamespy are shutting down, effectively ending halo 1 and 2 online. they arent making money on those titles anymore but if they put them on steam i could see them shooting up to some of the most played games daily on steam
Couldn't agree more it's such a dumb move and I'm speaking as a 360 owner I would love to see them on PC because it makes them more money and let's more people enjoy the same multiplayer fun I did for years halo 3 custom games was were I spent all my time after school
Microsoft expired its 'Games for Windows' thus expect more Microsoft titles to appear on Steam.
I'm a little confused, isn't Halo 2 available for Pc?
Yep, but not on steam.
I don't think you can buy it anywhere on PC as a digital download. I've only ever seen it as a physical disc, and in very few stores.
Wow, I hope this really happens. Halo 3 with Steam workshop, yes please. Halo 3 is easily the best multiplayer experience I have ever had with a game.
I want :3 and :Reach
Reach would rock.
Though I prefer playing these titles on my Xbox, I'd love to see new life breathed into Halo 3's multiplayer and the prospect of mods is very inticing.
Nice! I would love to play these again.
Would be instantly added to my steam collection.
This doesn't come as a huge surprise to me. Where better to meet other gamers with the same interests than steam. As for adding the games onto the steam library, i'm not so sure. We all know that Halo 2 anniversary is coming at some point, so I don't see the logic in putting it on steam. In my mind it would make more sense as an xbone exclusive, to promote the console. Moreover, halo 3 still has a thriving multiplayer community. Again I don't see the logic in putting a console selling game on the PC when it is still doing very well. I understand there could be a potential for increased sales, but the last thing MS needs to do is mix their console selling franchise with computers. Next thing you know they are releasing halo 5 on xbone and PC, and suddenly their console is rendered moot. Just my thought though.
I would love to buy Halo:CE, Halo2 and Halo3 on Steam. I owned a 360 for a year until my Live subscription ran out, and one of the games that I bought was Halo:Reach, and I loved the multiplayer. I wanted to buy the other Halo games, but I didn't want to invest too much money into my 360, since I knew I wasn't going to keep it for long. I simply refuse to pay any kind of a subscription to play online.
Halo 2 I would buy in a heartbeat if it came to Steam
Halo 3 was always the highlight for me.
Halo 2 had unmatched exploration, on the fringe of being a sandbox even.
I seriously cannot wait for both this and the Anniversary Edition.
I'm ready to jizz my pants if this is true.
drop halo 4 as well 1080p 60fps pc love
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