If I recall correctly, on Bungie.net they had said Reach was going to be their last Halo game for the 360. They specifically said 360, although they didn't put any emphasis on it, so there's at least some hope for the next generation. It's not much of a stretch to assume he mis-spoke in the interview.
I don't understand why they would dump halo from a business standpoint. All they have to do is make a crappy game, call it Halo, and just rake in the money because the other Halo games where so successful. I know I would buy the next one for sure just because it's Halo. They are the most fun and entertaining games I have played on a console.
Frankly, I couldn't care less. I don't have an Xbox and the PC game was an utterly under-performing game anyway (average graphics, shallow story, repetitive levels). I am not into multiplayer games anyway, the supposed strong point of this franchise. So ... couldn't really care less.
[citation][nom]tenor77[/nom]Expect a port from another company. True to the Mac origins I don't think they've ever made a game for the PC.I can only imagine they want to spread their wings a bit and not just be known as "The Halo Company".[/citation]
Of their major games, Marathon was the only series which they developed first for the Mac, then later ported to the PC. Both Myth and Oni were both released for Mac and PC simultaneously, though Oni was also released on the PS2.