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Halo 5 PC Probably Won’t Happen: Phil Spencer Explains
Halo 5 PC will probably never happen and Xbox head Phil Spencer explained why that is the case. During a media Q&A at Microsoft’s //Build/ 2016 conference Phil Spencer decline to say that all Xbox exclusives are coming to PC.
According to Phil Spencer, games will be ported depending on their suitability for either platform (PC,Xbox One). He used Ashes of the Singularity as an example and said that it isn’t a great fit for Xbox One even though the console will get mouse and keyboard support in the future.
If I enable keyboard and mouse on a console – which we will do – and then you download [Ashes of the Singularity] and you’re playing on a monitor, is that a PC game or a console game? I get out of saying ‘all,’ because I think there are games that people want to play in front of their monitor with a keyboard and mouse, and I want to be somebody that builds those games.
He also gave the example of Forza 6 that is suitable for PC but when asked about Halo 5, he made it clear that Halo 5 was build for console from the beginning so it may never come to PC.
However, recently Aaron Greenberg said that Halo 5 was the last licence to be published exclusively on Xbox One. This suggested that Halo 6 may come to both Xbox and Windows 10 PC.
Also, after mouse and keyboard support, are DOTA2 and League of Legends suitable for Xbox One? Microsoft has other games in the pipeline that will come to PC by shedding their Xbox exclusivity, we will know about them in the near future.