At the helm of the project is Hired Gun, a small ten-person studio hand-picked by Bungie some twelve months ago for the purpose of translating the game to Vista. Conducting today's demonstration was Hired Gun's Jo Clowes, who noted that the team has been working very closely with Bungie's designers in determining how to retain the feel of the game on the PC platform. The team even operates out of Bungie's former offices in Redmond. "Our sole purpose in life is to bring Halo 2 to Vista," laughed Clowes.
Though Halo 2 Vista's multiplayer mode has been widely previewed, today was the first demontration of the game's single-player campaign. There has been no new gameplay content added to the campaign, so players who have experienced the Xbox version will have seen all there is to see in that regard. Unfortunately, the Xbox's cooperative play feature will not be included in the Vista game, the co-op mode in the original game is conducted in PC-unfriendly same-screen fashion.