Today Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Director of Programming and best known by his gamertag “Major Nelson” has revealed the first core Halo release for PC since Halo 2 in 2007… Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10.
To be clear, this is NOT Halo 5: Guardians. Forge is the map-editor for the Halo series, which debuted with Halo 3 and has had a release for most core games in the Halo franchise since then. Forge allows users to take Halo maps and edit them by changing player spawn points, gametype objective points, weapons, vehicles and scenery items. The use of Forge has led to the creation of iconic multiplayer gametypes such as Grifball, which originated in Rooster Teeth’s Red vs Blue machinimation series.
In his announcement, Larry Hryb cited the spectacular creations of the Halo fan community since the Xbox One release of Forge for Halo 5: Guardians. He went on to write that the release of Forge on PC will come, for free, later this year and that it will include Keyboard and Mouse support, Increased Resolution (supporting resolutions up to 4K), Build on Windows 10 and Publish to Xbox One and, most importantly, Test and play with Friends. This last feature is defined: “Enlist the help of Friends to help build, test, and play your Forge creations on Windows 10”.
To isolate one crucial part of that statement – “play your Forge creations on Windows 10″. Though not a full release of Halo 5, this news is likely to give PC gamers hope that they may just get the Halo release they have been crying out for.
Hryb ended with promises of more to come from Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition on both Windows 10 and Xbox One in the coming months.
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This post was originally written by Oisin Kilkenny-Fletcher.