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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Halo 2 for Windows Vista update

The two biggest fundamental differences between Halo 2 on Xbox and the forthcoming Vista version, will be map customization and matchmaking. Both of those are at such an early stage that we genuinely don't have much to say. We (and "we" includes the MS development team, featuring stars from Forza, NFL Fever and even Doom!) have loads of ideas and plans, and we'll see how those work out.

Mapmaking is something that we'd like to have fun with, and the trick is finding a balance between the super-easy Far Cry or Radiant (for Quake 3 or Doom 3) and the incredibly powerful (but occasionally tough) Unreal editor. We'll just have to see.
Needless to say, this post does nothing to address users who are concerned that Halo 2 won't be ported to Windows XP or the Mac, which is certain a valid complaint. There's absolutely nothing in Vista that could be possibly be required for Halo 2. This is a marketing decision only.
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