Originally Posted by cali
Cortana is named after a character from Halo, a Microsoft exclusive which was created by Steve Jobs and Apple and later purchased from them.
Ah, wait, hang on. I can’t remember anything from Steve Jobs’ history that had him in charge of Bungie (or associated therewith) at any point. Bungie made games exclusively for the Mac (Marathon, et. al.), and they were purchased by Microsoft (after announcing Halo for Mac OS), but I don’t think Steve had anything to do with it.
Incidentally, the original plan for Halo was for it to be an open world game (that’s how it was announced initially), with the entire bishop ring itself explorable. If you could see it, you could get there.
I WANT THAT GAME. THAT’S A SPECTACULAR IDEA FOR A GAME. I think we have the capability now–both in algorithms and in processing power–for it to happen.
I also wonder how different the last decade would have been in marketshare had Bungie stuck with Apple and Halo had been a Mac exclusive.