The common refrain, “Bring Halo to PC!” is over a decade old now, and fans still clamber for any news or hint of new Halo title on PC. This is why players still flock to unofficial and sometimes unauthorized community projects like the ElDewrito mod for Halo Online, which Microsoft recently started cracking down on. However, in the aftermath of that news, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has highlighted the possibility of “a classic Halo experience” coming to PC.
In developer 343 Industries’ response to the ElDewrito situation, it gave the barest of hints that another Halo title may finally come to PC, years after Halo 2 launched on Windows Vista. “As we look ahead, we’re very excited about the prospects of an official classic Halo experience making its way to PC and we hope to be able to partner with the ElDewrito team and broader mod and content creation community,” 343i stated.
This point is important “As we look ahead, we’re very excited about the prospects of an official classic Halo experience making its way to PC and we hope to be able to partner with the ElDewrito team and broader mod and content creation community” https://t.co/KVJbH5PfJI
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 25, 2018
Spencer himself then tweeted out this quote, adding, “This point is important.” Of course, there are a few ways to take this. First, he could be simply saying that it’s worth noting that the developer will continue to work with passionate community modders in the future. However, he could also be drawing attention to the “prospects” of Halo on PC in the future.
Only two mainline Halo games have ever been released to wide audiences on PC, Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Halo 5‘s Forge mode was also made available to PC players. As a result of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative, Halo 6 will almost certainly come to Windows 10 in addition to Xbox One. However, most of the series is still unavailable to PC players. It’s impossible to know whether 343 Industries is considering a port of an entire game or just a multiplayer experience in the vein of Halo: Online; however, there’s a chance we see some sort of Halo news at E3 this year (even if Halo 6 won’t be there).