New Halo Q&A Posted
6:24 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story
As the release of the PC version of Bungie Studio's Halo approaches, the marketing effort behind the game has been slowly ramping up, with adverts starting to appear and a number of insider previews and interviews making their way across the web.
British gaming site worthplaying.com has just posted another of those interviews with Gearbox Software's president, Randy Pitchford. While the interview focuses mainly on the differences between the PC and Xbox versions of the game, a few of the topics discussed touch more than mere porting issues:
Since you will leave the Single player the same as the Xbox experience, do you think people will buy the PC version just for multiplayer and not care about the single player? Why this decision to not “add” to the singleplayer part of the game?The PC version of Halo is expected to hit the shelves this fall. Three of the hardworking programmers at Westlake Interactive are busy converting the code to the Mac, and while the project is listed as being in "pre-alpha" in their project status page, there has been no official word from Bungie or publisher MacSoft on a possible release date.
RP: The single player game is really good. It’s won awards and people love it. We wouldn’t dream of change it. We may dream of making more Halo single player content, but not change the story that started it all. While Halo is insanely successful on the Xbox, it may surprise you to learn that most PC gamers have not had a chance to play it all yet. Sure, we expect that tons of fans of the Xbox game are dying to get Halo PC so that they can play on the internet for the first time (especially with all of the new multiplayer features added this time around), but I think most people who get Halo PC will be experiencing it for the first time – we owe them a perfectly preserved yet enhanced treatment.
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