In a move calculated to enrage or be ignored by gamers everywhere, Microsoft will be releasing Halo 2 on PC as a Vista exclusive. There is no word on whether this will be due to new technical features only available on Vista, or if it is just a pathetic attempt to try to coax people into upgrading.
I don’t know about you guys, but I hate OS version or CPU “exclusives.” If it can run on my system, it should. The Unreal Tournament 2004 XP-only levels were a big enough slap in the face, but at least there weren’t many of them and they didn’t get used on many servers. On the other hand, I have to temper my opinion with the thought that while Halo 2 was a damn decent game, it really didn’t feel like much of an upgrade over the original, and we PC gamers are basically smothered with solid FPS titles to begin with. Halo 1 certainly didn’t make much of a splash by the time it hit PC.