Microsoft is stopping development of the Halo Online mod

Halo Online mod PC

Do you remember the free-to-play Halo Online for PC which was only available in Russia, until Microsoft decided to cancel it in August 2016? Well, it lived on for a bit under the hands of some modders, as the ElDewrito blog shows you. Now, Microsoft and current Halo developer 343 Industries decided to step up and prevent this – obviously illegal – modified version of Halo Online to live on.

But the approach wasn't messy, with the usual cease and desist letters and tons of legal lingo. No, it was a polite request, but naturally with the pending shadow of legal actions looming. This is what Microsoft had to say:

“We reached out to members of the ElDewrito team to have an open discussion about the project and the admittedly difficult situation we all find ourselves in. The ElDewrito team is understandably upset at this outcome given the time they’ve each invested in this project, but they understand the legal implications and the need to press pause on this work.”

The good news is that they also throw this in for good measure:

“As we look ahead, we’re very excited about the prospects of an official classic Halo experience making its way to PC and we hope to be able to partner with the ElDewrito team and broader mod and content creation community to help inform the types of experiences and features our fans desire. While we have nothing to announce today, please know that the PC community is very important to us and top of mind as we work towards the future.”

So, could this mean that an official Halo for PC is or will be in the works? Nothing is more uncertain, but at least this gives Halo PC fans a glimmer of hope.

If you click on a link and sign up for a game we may receive a small commission. Read our affiliate policy.


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Myspace