Halo 3 PC artwork

The Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia, can now boot and run Halo 3

We all know by now that Microsoft does not plan to release Halo 3 on the PC (unless of course the Master Chief Collection comes to our platform). As such, PC gamers can only rely on emulation in order to play this classic console shooter. And we are happy to report that the Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia, can now boot and run the game.

Unfortunately, though, emulation is far from perfect at this point. As you will see below, there are a lot of graphical glitches and performance is all over the place. Seriously, this does not feel like Halo 3 due to all the graphical issues and it is nowhere close to be labelled as playable, however it’s pretty amazing witnessing the emulator finally running the game.

Naturally, there is currently no ETA on when Xenia will be able to run Halo 3 without any graphical glitches and at acceptable framerates. We are pretty certain that in 2019 we may be able to achieve something like that but by then, and if 343 Industries’ claims are anything to go by, Microsoft may have already released Halo MCC on the PC.

Xenia Emulator - Halo 3 Campaign & Multiplayer

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email