Our couch-and-TV siblings seem to really like Halo 4, and with Microsoft in charge, you'd think they'd be planning a big Windows 8 store release. I mean, you wouldn't actually think that, because you know better, but you'd think it in a sarcastic way. Well, it's not happening. Speaking to The PA Report, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that they "do not currently have any plans to port Halo 4 to PC."
While PC gamers may have been able to ignore all the Halo 4 hubbub this week (and, judging from what I played of its campaign last night, not missing all that much either), it's highly unlikely you'll be able to avoid Destiny. Bungie's next MMO-ish-sounding game, which a recent leak describes as "still quite like Halo", is to be published by Activision after the developer's split with Microsoft, and it's a fair bet that it'll be a multi-platform mega-blockbuster. With a release date of next winter, it's also very likely that every news-bearing surface will soon be slick with the oily word-slurry of triple-A marketing.
Internet sleuth Superannuation is ahead of the curve, however: he's unearthed new tantalising details of Destiny, which were reportedly found on a blog post by a senior employee of Demonware, a networking middleware company owned by Activision-Blizzard. This publicly-accessible copy of Demonware's internal blog has since been removed, and the names have been redacted in the version published by Superannuation, but it details a trip to Bungie's headquarters and hands-on time with Destiny.
Well, I guess now we know what will be the main feature in the Microsoft press conference in a few hours time. CVG have just spotted an accidental info-leak over on the Xbox E3 US unveiling Halo 4.
The leak also let slip announcements for Dance Central 2, Halo: Combat Evolved HD, Kinect Sports: Season 2, Kinect Star Wars and a Double Fine Sesame Street game. It looks like it'll be a very quiet conference for PC gamers, unless Microsoft announces that Halo 4's coming our way. In which case, happy days. In all likelihood, however, it will be an XBox exclusive, which means Microsoft's line-up this year is completely devoid of PC games, which for a company that's supposedly making a new push into PC gaming, is remarkable.
The information was swiftly removed from the Xbox site, but CVG caught a screen-grab before that happened. You can see it below.