Microsoft Is Actively Trying To Stop Halo Online From Coming To The West
News broke recently of a free to play Halo Online for PC coming to Russia. This quickly got many gamers quite aggravated that the game they have been asking for years to come to PC wasn't coming to the west. Microsoft had issued a DMCA notice to Github to remove files that allowed people to access to a tool called "ElDorito" which allows people to explore the world in Halo Online.
This isn't something that will not stop modders though. In an interview with TorrentFreak, modder Woovie explained what they are actively doing during this DMCA takedown process.
"In terms of DMCA/C&D mitigation, we have made redundant git backups on private and public git servers. This is to ensure we will always have one working copy."
As with most things on the internet, once it has been uploaded, it is almost impossible to completely remove it. Most people see this as an opportunity to bring the game to more people who wouldn't have the opportunity to play it otherwise.
I can understand that Microsoft doesn't want Halo Online to be available on PC as it would cut into sales of the Xbox One, but not everyone is willing to go out to purchase a console just for one game.