By Nathan Grayson on November 7th, 2012 at 12:00 pm.
You may have heard recent tell of a certain tall green man’s return to the videogame shoot-o-sphere. He’s technically called John, and – contrary to popular belief – he’s related to RPS’ resident owner of that moniker in name and combat prowess only. Unfortunately, in spite of the fact that Halo 4‘s apparently one of the best in the series’ billowing legacy, Microsoft’s not too keen on telling its Master Chief chefs to serve up a helping of the new adventure on our humble, Halo-starved biggest gaming platform on Earth. You’d think the big M would at least consider it, too, seeing as it’s trying valiantly to push Windows 8 as a gaming platform at the moment. That, however, does not appear to be the case.
Penny Arcade Report got in touch with Microsoft about a potential Halo 4 PC port, and the software behemoth was refreshingly (though disappointingly) cut-and-dry in its response.
“Halo 4 was designed specifically for Xbox 360, and while we’re always exploring new ways to expand the franchise and share the Halo experience with as many fans as possible, we do not currently have any plans to port Halo 4 to PC.”
Which really doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given Microsoft’s recent dishonest-lover-style support of PC gaming. “Don’t worry, baby, I’m really back this time,” it pleadingly proclaims one day, only to suddenly go on a “business trip” to the oh-so-tempting land of tablets the next.
Still though, Halo 2 led the charge for Vista once, so a Halo 4 port’s not entirely unprecedented. The original Halo made the leap back in the day as well – and brought some pretty solid online multiplayer to boot. But I guess Microsoft has other plans this time around – especially given Windows 8’s focus on interoperability with tablets more than anything else. But hey, there’s still hope. Maybe we’ll luck out and get a port of Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew – which is an actual thing – instead.