Executive producer Dan Ayoub talks about the similarities between PC and Xbox One architecture.
343 Industries has been fielding a lot of questions about Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, especially after a petition surfaced from fans asking for the same. Executive producer Dan Ayoub told to Kotaku that the studio has been hearing demands for a PC version but that right now, that’s not the focus.
“We’ve definitely heard the questions about PC. Right now we’re a couple months out from the Xbox version’s release, and that’s our main focus right now. That’s quite honestly where all our headspace is right now.”
Though the similarities between the PC and Xbox One were manifold, the overall scope of the project prevents two versions from being in development at once.
“From a technical standpoint, you look at the architecture of the Xbox One and there are some similarities to the architecture of a modern PC. That certainly makes that sort of cross-platform development easier. But beyond that the ease goes away. Master Chief Collection is massive. We have to coordinate four games, 100-plus maps, a lot of new cinematics, and Halo 2 Anniversary.”
Once again, never say never. Halo: The Master Chief Collection could very well come to the PC but for now, it’s only on Xbox One this November.