Halo 3 coming to Steam?

Steam database listings suggest Halo 3, and numerous other titles, could appear in Valve's virtual marketplace in some form.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative confirmed with GameSpot that it has no plans to release any Halo games on Steam.

The original story follows below.

Microsoft's 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 could be on its way to the PC. A NeoGAF user tapped into xPaw's Steam Database and found Halo 3--along with many other titles--in the Steam registry, suggesting they could be released for the PC in the future.

On the list are previously confirmed-for-PC games like Resident Evil: Revelations, but also a host of titles not yet announced for the PC. These include Fez, Quantum Conundrum 2, The King of Fighters XIII, Second Life, and Duke Nukem 3D, among others.

This information is by no means a confirmation that Halo 3--or any of the other titles--are indeed coming to the PC. These listings could relate to Steam Community hubs for non-Steam games, or something else entirely.

A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

If Halo 3 does come to the PC, it will not be the first entry in the franchise to do so. Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 are both currently available for the PC, though subsequent entries Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 are currently Xbox 360 exclusives.

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319 comments
DarkEntity666
DarkEntity666

That's because Microsoft are a bunch of puffed up faggots that cannot even conceive the idea of supporting their own product. ( windows vista, 7, and the extremely pointless crappy windows 8. ) I know that they know how fucking much that game would sell if it hit PC. If they care so fucking much about money, then I see no reason why they shouldn't do it. With Halo combat evolved, the modding community has really shown how well the series can look on pc. With the recent Truth and Reconciliation Remap thanks to the CMT team. Hell, modders support the damn game more than microsoft does. If it werent for halo on xbox and pc they wouldnt have their fucking shitty cash cow call of shit. 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Thanks for updating the rumor from headline worthy to not true.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Gamespot should really update this post since MS denied the rumors. It's not coming.

obsequies
obsequies

so it could have an online future past xlink kai

shadow131990
shadow131990

There are a lot of games out there:

starbound, fez, halo 3,the witness, gunpoint, saints row IV,KingOfFightersXIII, owlboy,sacred 3,prey 2, grid 2,grim dawn,QUantum Conundrum 2,Brothers - A tale of two sons,Skullgirls,The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

This is just Microsoft once again giving the PC platform another go since they probably predicted Steam would fail and were wrong. If enough copies of this game are sold on Steam expect the rest of the franchise to be ported over. :)

It's not a terrible move, even if Halo 3 is a 5 year old game, there's still nothing on PC comparable to it. Also because the current gen console platform is near death and it's unlikely for them to still be able to sell copies of Halo 3 on the 360.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

I seriously don't know what to do ,Insult them further for launching it late on PC or Be grateful that they finally decided to launch it on PC.

jos1365
jos1365

I think they will make another mistake and make the game a win8 exclusive title.

angeloponekad
angeloponekad

dont care for hallo!!!


KingOfFightersXIII baby!!!!!!!! hell yeah , gimme that

tightwad34
tightwad34

Sorry, but I don't see how a 5+ year old game maybe going to the PC is news. I guess I look ahead and not backwards. I also don't get why it's important to keep on reviewing the same game when it releases on other platforms. It's the same game.

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

FINALLY !!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS , WE NEED HALO ON PC TOO.... GIVE ME HALO !!!!


HALO , HALO , HALO , HALO , HALO , HALO !!!

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

DO EHHHHT...and don't forget Reach, ODST, or 4....

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Something different from CoD ? Why not !?

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Yes. Please.

If it happens, it'll have Games for Windows Live, though. So, we can forget about free multiplayer.

YYankee
YYankee

I LOVE HALO 3, PLEASE!

Mcgee23
Mcgee23

Why are people freaking out about exclusives? This game came out 6 years ago and there are 3 newer installments to the franchise. If PC players play it, maybe they will buy an Xbox in the future to play the newest Halo's when they come out. Seems like it would make sense monetarily for MS, introduce people to a game they haven't played, maybe getting future purchases from them, and getting the money from selling H3. 

VRamund
VRamund

MAKE IT HAPPEN STEAM <3

chatphon
chatphon

still... better with controller than mouse and keyboard anyway.

Wula_
Wula_

If it were true I would have gotten excited about the halo series again.... But after my first xbox 360 RROD....... I would rather save my money for exclusive games on systems that don't brick after a couple years with minimal use. Sad to see my launch 60 GB PS3 still out living a 360. No wonder why I went mainly PC gaming and only buy exclusives for nintendo and sony systems. I bet in a parallel universe Microsoft would have given their PC gamers better support and make a great console that was light years better then the first Xbox.

1337hackz
1337hackz

Man I'm disappointed, I got excited when I saw that screenshot.

dkdk999
dkdk999

I mean how many 360 sales could they possibly lose as a result of that ?

dkdk999
dkdk999

Now that microsoft denied this we should start a petition for them really to bring it to PC, that would just be awsome.

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

You know what microsoft .? Take your Halo 3 in your ass , no thanks .

digishah
digishah

Well, it makes sense they would release it for PC now that the new consoles are on the horizon. That way they can milk the Halo franchise for all its worth right? Well better late then never...(assuming it does come out to PC)

FandomTheory
FandomTheory

FFVII was also "discovered" in the Steam registry, but has yet to be released on Steam.

Assimilat0r
Assimilat0r

If it is true i instant pre order al HALO  parts for PC on STEAM!

cheater87
cheater87

Duke Nukem 3d is already on GOG.com DRM Free :D

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

A Microsoft spokesman denied the whole thing it to Eurogamer.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

That would be FRICKIN AWESOME.  Do that for the rest of the Halo games.  Seriously guys.

adam1808
adam1808

Halo 3 in proper HD? Okay I guess. I remember loving the game to bits at the time.

ShadowsDemon
ShadowsDemon

I just got a 360 last December just for Halo...and now I learn about this.


If it's true then I'll be really pissed...but at least I got to play Reach and Halo 4. 


It's funny because before I got a 360 I prayed that they would come to PC...now the opposite is true :P

CreMax90
CreMax90

I guess Halo 4 will come out on the PC after 8 years then.

ztron370
ztron370

I had a bad experience with Halo 3(Racism,N Bombs you name it)and vowed to never play a Halo game ever again no matter what platform it's on so F*ck off halo.

mischiefmeerkat
mischiefmeerkat

Almost every single game that's ever been listed as exclusive has been sold out to every other platform eventually.

It's just a gimmick to get people to go get that particular console. But after the sales die down they wanna get MORE money from everyone who didn't buy it on that platform

luqmanr
luqmanr

I want Fable 2 on PC

OldSnake-PS3
OldSnake-PS3

one less reason to buy the SH**BOX!!!!

lol M$ really dosnt give a shit about exclusives 

Darnasian
Darnasian

If this is true , then MS can suck it. I won't buy any of their consoles ever. Not even for Gears. They had a huge list of exclusives that's now the size of a small pen**. No exclusives , not worth buying a console , it's as simple as that.

NTM23
NTM23

Hm, that's cool if it does. I won't be playing it 'cause I don't have a PC to play games well on anymore, but I would if I could. It's a little late though and anyone that wanted to play the game probably already has. I am curious as to how well Halo 3 looks though. There are those that say the game hasn't aged well, but a few days before I got Halo 4 I played through Halo 3 again, and I thought it still looked, sounded, and played really well.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

would be so cool if Halo 1-3 came out on PC on Steam

Djdanieln39
Djdanieln39

year 2016 : HALO 4 Coming to Steam :| 
year 2016 : Oh no ! when GOD OF WAR going on PC ? WHEN WHEN ? :| 

haha ! another EXCLUSIVE title of XBOX360 going to PC ! no matter when ! it's will be going anytime !

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

"Oh no, this is such a disaster! The PC can't have ports of old Halo games when it already has so many better shooters! Halo shouldn't be on PC because Half-Life exists!"

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

A legacy game for a legacy system. Makes total sense for those living in a cave.

Dark__Warrior
Dark__Warrior

I'd love to have halo 3 on PC, i dont care if its a horrible port like Halo 1 or 2, i just want to play the story of masterchief on PC cuz i dont wanna buy an xbox... the visuals on PC are just soo much better and i WISH, i just wish that Halo 4 comes to PC too , cuz  halo has the best FPS story i have ever encountered