Originally posted by Chuckles
Now that they've gotten pretty much all the mileage out of it that they can as far as helping to sell X-Box, they've released it on the PC. If it had been released on the PC when it should have been, it would have been "state of the art", but now it doesn't quite measure up anymore.
Incorrect, I'm afraid. Bungie showed Halo to Microsoft behind closed doors at E3. Microsoft made them an offer they couldn't refuse, and made the agreement to buy them that very day. Bungie got the Xbox specs and realised that the Xbox was more powerful than the spec that they were writing their PC version for. They then binned their entire codebase and assets and started the whole game again from scratch. (This info is direct from a Bungie developer).