Remember that Russian-only fan-made PC version of Halo Online called ElDewrito? Even if this is the first time you hear that name, ElDewrito has made a name for itself since Microsoft’s Halo development team 343 Industries has posted about it saying that Microsoft would “protect its Halo intellectual property”. With that being the case, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has acknowledged the effort of ElDewrito’s dev team and expressed his hopes of working with them along with the modding community to make Halo PC.
A couple of days ago, 343 Industries, Microsoft’s Halo development studio posted about ElDewrito, which – as explained earlier – is a mod created by the community that allows you to reactivate the features of Halo Online, a free title based on Halo 3 published in Russia in 2015 and then finally closed in 2016. However, ElDewrito is still online and functioning, with thousands of players matchmaking in its free online multiplayer lobbies.
343 Industries stated that Microsoft would “protect its Halo intellectual property which has later been done as the company contacted the team asking them to shut it down before they proceed to legal action. Xbox boss though, Phil Spencer has taken the matter to his Twitter account saying that Microsoft is excited about the idea of Halo PC and could work with community modders to make it happen:
“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”
This isn’t the first time though that Microsoft talks about Halo on PC. 343 Industries might be bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC after its version on Xbox One X upgrades are finally done. As it seems, there might be hope for Halo PC if Microsoft finally decides to work with the modding community and possibly make ElDewrito an official Halo PC mod.