Last week IGN published a preview on the upcoming Games for Windows online platform from Microsoft. Here's a short snippet:
Playing Halo 2 over Xbox LIVE is a “mildly” popular online activity for console gamers (As I write this, there are over 57 thousand players enjoying Halo 2 online. Note: the game was released for Xbox in November 2004. If you’re a gamer, there is a slight chance you may have tried it, or know someone who occasionally gets on there and raises a ruckus. Bringing this experience to the Windows Vista platform is made possible with the help of our good friends on the Games for Windows – LIVE team.
Over the past year, they have been hard at work ensuring the translation to the Windows Vista platform from Xbox results in an experience that is familiar and new all at once. As we near the release of Halo 2 for Windows Vista (May 8, 2007!!!), the first LIVE-enabled game, we thought it would be a good idea to let the LIVE guys lay out the skinny on the expansion of their service to Windows Vista. We spoke with Drew Johnston, Group Program Manager for the Games for Windows – LIVE team to ask questions that we have heard from many of you out there.