It is just inevitable to see more Xbox games coming to PC, and it looks like it’s Halo’s turn. Halo 5: Guardians was released on the Xbox One last year, bringing in a campaign (that had mixed reception), multiplayer, and later in an update, Forge mode.
Forge is Halo’s take on a map and scenario tool. Instead of snapping map tiles together, like how the new Doom’s SnapMap mode, Forge mode provides an empty canvas of a variety of environments for players to shape and add stuff. This has produced interesting looking maps, as well as mini-games and scenarios for players to play with others.
With that in mind, in an Xbox Wire post, developers 343 Industries announced that Forge will be available for free on Windows 10. Titled Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition, it will bring all the features of that mode on the Xbox One and added improvements. such as keyboard and mouse support, 4K resolution, and cross-platform publishing (create on Windows 10, publish to Xbox One). Maps made in Forge can also be tested and played on Windows 10.
So technically, it’s not Halo 5 proper, just the Forge mode, but available for free. No word on any release date, but it is expected to see Forge- Halo 5: Guardians Edition sometime later this year.