Microsoft confirms Halo Bootcamp

Company says project is not related to Xbox One or Reclaimer Trilogy; more information soon.

In addition to Halo 5, Halo 6, and the new Halo TV series, it appears Microsoft is working on yet another project in the science-fiction series.

A listing for "Bootcamp" appeared on the Korean Game Rating Board today (via GameFront) with Halo 3 mentioned in its product description, suggesting the project could be the long-rumored Halo 3 PC port.

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed with GameSpot that Bootcamp is something unrelated to the company's other Halo endeavors, but wouldn't go into further detail.

"What's Bootcamp? It is not related to our Xbox One efforts, or the Reclaimer Saga, but rather a project we're very enthusiastic about and will have more to say about in the near future," the company said.

As GameFront points out, Bootcamp is referenced in the title of Brian Reed's novel Halo: Fall of Reach: Boot Camp.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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maybock3000
maybock3000

If I see another Halo game I'm going to throw up. If I see a cheezy Halo television mini-series I'm going to loose it. They should have had Blomkamp direct Halo before they blew it and pissed him off. It's funny to see Speilberg dealing with it now, cause that dude has no skill anymore.

Darth_Aloysius
Darth_Aloysius

They're going to build summer camps were you can train to be a UNSC marine. Then dispatch you on elite marketing missions for Microsoft.

ponic3
ponic3

Halo 4 was a grand game with great story development and gameplay, I admit I'm a bit skeptical about a TV series. I know fans say they want it but rarely do fans know what they actually want (sorry it's a fact). And movies or TV series made off of games tend to be lackluster, but we will see I suppose. Halo has not disappointing me yet, hopefully it can stay on that streak!

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

Halo 4 sucked so hard OMG. The Halo series is dead to me, the same is true for the Xbox One.

Next gen i will go Sony + Nintendo... if sony doesnt reveal equally stupid online/used games plans that is.

If sony goes the same route i will stay with the Wii U i guess :(

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

This is getting as bad as Mario now... 

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I play Halo 3, Halo ODST, and Halo Reach at my friend's house, It's a frickin' boring. if there's a possibility Xbox 360 games get a PC release, I prefer Gears of War 2-3 or Lost Odyssey.

blackleather223
blackleather223

They try and make gameplay good for every one but the ones who play the game nearly day and night it just doesn't matter cause to them it is to easy can't satisfy those kind of people but the ones who play spraticly and stuff like that I think they are the ones who like it. Me I play when I can do to lousy internet connctions but when I can play I play MP on Halo 4 and I like it a lot. I don't like the single play to hard for me even on easy. I can't seem to kill those drones that help the prometheons. So I just play MP when I can. Once the internet is more relyable I'll play more often. There are a lot of people who still play it and I am glad.

I just wish there was a movie out already with Halo. Maybe some day that will happen

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

Please be for PC please be for PC please be for PC please be for PC

ishsgames
ishsgames

halo 3 on PC? The level 50 ranking system returns? PC gamers matchmaking on ranked rather then the limited talented gamers on xbl? MLG returns??? YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOCCON88
DOCCON88

November 9th 2014 would be the 10 year anniversary for Halo 2...

501stormtrooper
501stormtrooper

I'm curious, what seems to be the problem with Halo 4? A lot of people here seems to hate it and compares it to the COD series. I'm not defending (or hating) it, really, just want to know what's the general consensus about the game.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

I'm for a Halo 3 pc release imagine the mods that can make this game even better!!!


However I love the halo ce remaster it's amazing really, how about a remaster for Halo 2 and bring back the mp for that game all the maps and everything!

Cyrus_Ramses
Cyrus_Ramses

Why the fuck would I want Halo 3 on PC FIVE YEARS after it first came out? They should be porting Halo 4 or at the very least Reach. If it's a Halo 3 port, that's just fucking insulting.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

So many people complain about Halo 4, but I'm curious as to how many of them played through the campaign.

Or, alternatively, how many of them just played the multiplayer for 10 minutes and decided they hated it.

Despite my Halo fanboyism, I'm willing to admit that Halo 4's multiplayer is heavily flawed, overly CoD-influenced, and lacking in good maps. I also think the campaign is very, very good and holds up well next to the previous games.

Dinostrich
Dinostrich

This might have something to do with that game they talked about years ago, Halo Chronicles.  Apparently it fell through but this maybe it getting new life.  Just a guess

insanem0nk
insanem0nk

Lol It's funny how everyone is like "Wow HALO IS BEING MILKED", but the Battlefield series has as many titles, if not more if you count expansions, in a shorter amount of time. Blew ur mind, battlefield also published by EA

StealthHimself
StealthHimself

Booooo, Halo just die already. Please don't go the way of Call of Duty..

Shalabi04
Shalabi04

if Microsoft and Bungie werent too lazy to make PC versions of halo 3 and 3 ODST i would've never bought a 360. if 343 had made halo 4 for the PC i would've not have bought it for the 360

Shadowcreeper31
Shadowcreeper31

 I can't say its fun to watch everyone ceaselessly argue (I think it's kind of stupid), but yes,  I will be one of those people to sit back and watch it happen. I always will be a XBOX guy and I think arguing is pointless. If you like the system then get it and don't say a bunch of random non-factual based crap about the other. It will just keep going in circles and it's your opinion anyways!

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

@501stormtrooper the MP is totally tailored to be noob friendly. that means there is a smaller skill gap between skilled players and noobs because of random drops and Loadout customisation.


you dont have to fight over weapons anymore because you can get the best power weapons even if you camp in the corner and get no kills just by getting assists.

thats gameplay made for noobs, thats exactly how CoD is designed. that way even the worst players have fun because they can win.

that makes the game boring for player who want a game that requires skill and teamwork. because in Halo 4 you dont need teamwork to win. its just so random that even the most skilled player can loose against a total noob if the noob gets better weapon drops.

its unbalanced and random. its like CoD.



Then there is the story mode wich has some good writing, but the leveldesign is just awful. the areas are way to small and limited. and its as short as ODST wich was a freakin stand alone addon!

The Halo series is dead to me after this horrible game. why? because i just can't believe that 343i will bring back the old halo wich requires skill, tactical teamplay and knowledge of the map to win a game. and the Campaign gameplay of Halo 1 and 3 (2 was strange) that is so dynamic and open that its just fun to play it over and over because its different every time.


this isn't my native language so i'm sorry if my grammar or spelling sucks ^_^

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@501stormtrooper Gameplay wise I thought it was great. Story didn't do much for me. Though the character development was good. 

Still prefer Halo and Halo Reach to it. Hated Reach's multiplayer maps!

CrossChecked
CrossChecked

@501stormtrooper Opposite of what wesker said. Great character development in the story, but the multiplayer gameplay is random, and the campaign very repetitive. Also, 343 has taken until now to finally fix things that were problems at launch. A lot of Halo fans (myself included) left Halo with 4. Which is why it has the lowest population compared to past Halos.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

@Cyrus_Ramses Because halo reach and halo 4 are not better than halo3. At least Halo 3 was purely Halo revolved around chief and the arbitor, didn't borrow from call of duty and still has the flood where the promethians are a poor replacement not to mention even weaker and dumber.


Halo 3 would be very welcome but I have to be honest I would rather see Halo 2 re released like they did with the first game with huge improvement in graphics, and let us play all the maps from halo 2 again those were great maps!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Cyrus_Ramses ...or, alternatively, they could port them in the order than they were released.

Halo CE and 2 are already on PC, so Halo 3 should logically be the next one to get a port. Halo 3 was the last Halo that was generally well-liked, even by PC gamers.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

@Spartan_418 I agree except for the campaign felt rather disappointing I haven't beaten it again, it's rather boring really starts off really cool, but when you get the the promethians it just sorta dives in my opinion, and the mp...is really boring too I hate the cod knock off version of Halo.

FaKamis
FaKamis

@Spartan_418 I really think the campaign is bad. Only the first mission was kinda good, then it went downwards...


In multiplayer it's kind of annoying the long range starting weapons dominate in the large maps and that power weapons are shown throughout the map, but it's okay I think. I play mostly customs anyway.

joseph011296
joseph011296

@Dinostrich Chronicles was actually a movie directed by Peter Jackson that fell through early on in the planning stages if I'm remembering correctly 

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

@StealthHimself Um it's not gonna die for years to come how about bringing it back too it's roots? I love the first game it's the best in the series by far, somehow they got it right on that game.  I want the flood back!


So far not really impressed with the reclaimer series I know it's the first game but why the fuck they wanna put call of duty all over it? It's not even fun anymore the maps suck, they took out blood gulch, I want to see zanzibar return, and sideweinder!


Ger rid of sprint it makes the maps 10x smaller than they already are takes no time to get to the other side and just spawn camp the enemies.

mbize2007
mbize2007

@Shalabi04 Not making a PC port has absolutely nothing with being "too lazy." Making exclusives for a certain console is a marketing strategy  to get people to buy said console. And as you can see by your own comment it works quite well (i.e. "If 343 had made Halo 4 for the PC I would not have bought it for the 360")

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

@Shalabi04 Honestly I rather liked the odst game but they really did make you as tough as master chief if not more so...first time ever in a game I played hardest difficutly and beat it in one go.  They should have made it more army type than just purely squad. If anything put in battlefield stuff like destructive environment and have lots of enemies on at once and huge maps. Thats it though.

insanem0nk
insanem0nk

@Shadowcreeper31 its true man halo4 sucked by any standard of halo, only max 30k ppl play it a year after, which was reach's population 2 years after, and halo 3's population 3 years after it launched haha so the quality has gone down. im not lying either, i logged into h4 today and u can check the max peak from halocharts.com

Shalabi04
Shalabi04

PC and Xbox are both Microsoft-based platforms,  halo 1 and 2 were available for both systems. but halo 2 was the last halo that was released for the PC, there were rumors that bungie was gonna make a PC version but they never did. all im saying is that if you're gonna make a Microsoft exclusive game than i dont see why they cant make a PC version of the game, since Windows is also a Microsoft platform

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Moloch121 But that's debatable, your comment is bad and you should feel bad, and the 3 people who liked your comment should also feel bad.

I personally thought Halo 4 had a very good campaign, and mediocre multiplayer. 

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

@insanem0nk @Shadowcreeper31 Thats because the game is very flawed and gets stale pretty quick.

Remember halo on the pc the huge pop on that one? That was an amazing mp game new maps, the mods people made for that, and everything.


Seems like Halo is just getting worse and worse. Graphics are better but the Halo feel is going away.  Less and less people enjoy the game.  Hardly anyone plays it even at peak hours you dont see much of a population.

joseph011296
joseph011296

@andrew_ribbons @XboxGuy1537 @WeskerTeam @501stormtrooper  Yeah After I got distraced by something on my pc and left the main menu of Halo 4 on for about an hour I realized how good the soundtrack was and bought it on impulse, Its a great soundtrack. I also think its the best story in the series (particularly since I own all the books and that parts of the Kilo-5 Trilogy and the Forerunner Saga both tied into the story) and that the gameplay was tight and fun, It isn't a case of who ever can get a replacement for the AR wins like it was for most of the series (the AR is actually a valid choice in Halo 4)

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

@XboxGuy1537 @WeskerTeam @501stormtrooper I absolutely adored and cherished Halo 4.  Completely enamoured by it's beautiful soundtrack, lovely imagery and haunting conclusion.  I loved the solidity of the gameplay itself and out of all of it, the best part was that nothing was lost from the series' soul.  That i think, was 343's crowning achievement.  They added to the pot, nothing was dissolved.

joseph011296
joseph011296

@davidsworld3 @insanem0nk @Shadowcreeper31 Or that their is a shitload more competition so the faults are more apparent. back when Halo 2 came out it was the original Live game and proved the online formula on consoles. even when Halo 3 came out the only real competition was CoD 4, and maybe Gears, with Reach and 4 they have to compete not only with the other big series (CoD, Battlefield, GoW) and the much more numerous online shooters (MoH, Homefront, Crysis) so the diversity means that people find the games they prefer and can see the faults of other games besides their favorites that much easier