‘Halo: Combat Evolved’ inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

May 4, 2017   |   Athima Chansanchai

“Halo: Combat Evolved” is among the four newest members of the World Video Game Hall of Fame. It was among 12 finalists that also included “Microsoft Windows Solitaire.”

“The four inductees span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms, but all have significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general,” reads the press release from The Strong museum in Rochester, New York.

“Until Halo’s launch, the most successful shooters required a personal computer and the precision offered by a high-quality mouse,” says The Strong Associate Curator Shannon Symonds. “Halo proved a console could be just as effective, if not better, than a PC. It also boasted one of the strongest multiplayer experiences of its time and created a legion of hardcore fans that refer to themselves as the ‘Halo Nation.’”

Read the press release to find out more.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff

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