Microsoft announced today that Halo 5: Forge will get a PC launch on September 8.
Not to be confused with Halo 5: Guardians, Halo 5: Forge is a creation tool designed to make Halo 5 levels and custom game modes. PC gamers interested in trying out the Halo experience can still find something to like here, as the Forge release will allow players to host and play custom matches with up to 16 players (and there’s full mouse and keyboard support)
Microsoft hasn’t announced anything regarding a possible Halo 5: Guardians PC release, but here at Gaming on PC we believe that the release of the Forge editor is a first step towards that goal. Sadly, it is tied to Microsoft‘s Windows 10 Store, so its player base may be a bit lower than one would expect from a Halo title on PC.
On September 8, Halo’s most powerful and accessible world, level and game creation suite arrives as a free download via the Windows Store on Windows 10 PCs. Halo 5: Forge lets map makers, creative visionaries, and Spartans of all kinds build, share and play new levels, maps, and experiences across Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. On the same day, the ninth free content release for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One – Anvil’s Legacy – will deliver significant updates to Forge mode on console that complement the Windows release, as well as two new maps, new weapons, new weapon attachments, customization options and more.