While Microsoft might not be ready to bring the main-line of Halo games back to the PC just yet, they are throwing us a little taste of the game on PC in the form of the multiplayer Forge mode. Forge has been a huge part of the Halo games over the years, allowing players to create custom maps, game modes and more. Those on the PC will get to try it for free next month.
“Halo 5: Forge brings the entire Forge level-creation experience from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10, with support for mouse and keyboard for highly refined object placement and manipulation, higher-resolution displays (including 4k) for stunning graphic fidelity, the ability to host and play custom matches for up to 16 players, and a new content browser that spans platforms”.
You will be able to download levels uploaded from both Xbox One and PC, so there should be some pretty good creations available from day one. Speaking of which, you will be able to grab Halo 5: Forge for free from the Windows 10 Store on the 8th of September. Hopefully this will lead to more Halo games on the PC in the future.
KitGuru Says: Microsoft seems to gauging interest in Halo on the PC with games like Forge and Halo Wars 2. Hopefully this will eventually lead to the main series making a return to the platform but you never know with Microsoft, they have been quite ‘wishy washy’ with the PC over the years.