Telefragged talks with Gearbox Software's President, Randy Pitchford about the PC version of Halo:
Redwood: Do you think the length of time between the Xbox HALO release and the PC HALO release will hurt reception of the game?
Randy Pitchford: Probably not -- it's only been in the past year or so that we've seen a large number of PC hardware capable of running the game really well being sold. Even though we've taken care to make sure low-end users get to play, we know that most gamers will want to play on the high-end systems. If Halo for PC came out a year ago, very few people would've been able to play and by now it would've felt old. We've taken this time to make the game better visually and to add lots of content and features to the multiplayer game to make it fresh and fun on-line. We've also taken the time to make sure that users with older hardware can play too.