Microsoft’s Bungie subsidiary is currently hard at work on Halo 2 for the Xbox and the title is scheduled to ship in the fall of this year.
Asked, however, when Mac users might expect to see a version of the infamous game, a Microsoft representative laughed and indicated “Sometime around when plasma technology arrives.”
The company’s reference is to the plasma weapons used by the characters in Halo, which is set in the year 2552. Halo 1 for the Mac, the plaform it was first demoed on, took infamously long to arrive after Microsoft bought Bungie as a source for a “killer” Xbox game.
“So, yeah, anytime you see plasma rifles or plasma grenades available for purchase, expect to see Halo 2 for the Mac real soon!
Mac users were unamused, but not surprised.
“I know that dude,” MacCentral Peter Cohen said of the Microsoft representative. “He’s a real dick.
“Given how long it took Microsoft to release Halo 1 for the Mac,” Cohen said, “I don’t doubt the human race will already be engaged in an intergalactic battle with some conglomoration of alien races brought together by fanatical religious devotion long before Mac users see Halo 2.
“And cyborgs. There’ll be cyborgs before Halo 2.”
Asked to confirm the possibility that Cohen’s contention that intergalatic war would come before Halo 2 could be true, Crazy Apple Rumors Site’s the Entity, who might be in the know about such things, simply asked “Is Halo 2 coming out before next Thursday?”
Told it was not, he replied “Oh. Then, yes. It’s very possible.”
Seemingly unconcerned, he went back to reading Anne of Green Gables.
While Xbox users may have some advantage in the coming intergalactic struggle because of their advanced familiarity with multiple alien weapons, Mac users are urged to continue to play Nanosaur, which game experts feel will give them an edge when dinosaurs are eventually cloned.