Waiting for Halo 5 Windows 10 to happen? Don’t hold your breath.
Halo 5 Guardians features the popular Forge tool that is now coming to Windows 10 PC. Soon after the announcement from 343 Industries, speculations were fueled regarding the release of Halo 5: Guardians on Windows 10 and rightfully so, Microsoft has been publishing major AAA Xbox One games to PC lately – Forza 6, Quantum Break.
Microsoft’s focus is on unifying Xbox and Windows 10, it is a major part of the company’s future in the gaming industry.
Rumors of Halo 5 coming to Windows 10 had been flying around way before Forge was announced, so it is only natural to think that it may finally be happening for PC.
But it is not!
343 Industries has assured Xbox community that the game isn’t going to Windows 10. The Forge tool, however, is coming to Windows 10 that will allow limited access to the game’s multiplayer, portions that PC creators build themselves.
They are also asked to share their creations with Xbox One users as well.
Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition on Windows 10 is a free publishing tool designed for map makers and creators to build and play their creations on Windows 10 and also publish these experiences to Xbox One.
As we’ve stated previously, we have no plans to release Halo 5: Guardians on Windows 10. We are focused on building Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Releasing Forge for Windows 10 for free will open up endless opportunities to the PC community to build and play Halo 5 multiplayer content, while also allowing them to share their creations with gamers on Xbox One as well. Windows 10 remains an important focus for the Halo franchise moving forward.
Well, that kills the mood.
But you will be happy to know that Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that Halo 5 is the last one to be published solely on Xbox One. That means Halo 6 may go multiplatform.