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Friday, July 21, 2000

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Bungie's Dilemma
3:21 PM | Charles George | Comment on this story

For one intense month, the Bungie Software acquisition by Microsoft scared the heck out of fans and Mac gamers. The resulting indecision over whether there would be a Mac version of Halo caused raging debate in many forums. Of course by now, you should know that Alex Seropian announced during the Macworld Expo Keynote that Halo would be coming to the Mac, for certain. However, many fans still wonder why Bungie had to terrify us and keep us in suspense for so long. Matt Soell answered these questions on the Halo.Bungie.Org. forums:

"Saying "the decision hasn't been made" was probably the wrong way of putting it since it was so open to negative interpretations.

We knew what the right thing to do was. We had to figure out how we were going to do it before we said anything.

You also have to understand that these sorts of things have more of an impact when Steve Jobs announces them to the world in a keynote address. :-)"


Thanks to Peter Tamte, Ed Fries of Microsoft, and the rest of the fine folks at Bungie, Halo will come out for MacOS. As to when this will happen - well, that is another type of suspense entirely.
Matt Soell on the Halo Decision
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