Microsoft’s efforts to bridge the gap between their library of console exclusives and the world of Windows gaming are continuing with one of, if not the biggest game series in their collection. Halo is coming back to PC for the first time since Halo 2, but does so in an unusual fashion.
There’s no single player, there’s no matchmade multiplayer. No, Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition is to be a free release for Windows 10 some time this year, that’s focused purely on the Forge sandbox creation tool that was introduced into the series back in 2007.
It does open up one tiny avenue for Halo multiplayer on PC, though, as you can invite friends from your friends list to come and join you in Forge, to help build, test and even play your creations, whether it’s a straight up multiplayer mode and map, or something more like a crazy minigame. Those can then be published and played on Xbox One.
Coming to PC, there’s a few things that have to be added, including mouse and keyboard support for much more precise control over what you’re doing, as well as 4K resolution support.