'Halo 5' Update: Multiplayer PC Version 'Halo 5: Guardians" Coming Out Or Not?

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated May 23, 2016 07:47 AM EDT
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One of the questions most "Halo 5" gamers have in mind is whether or not a PC version of the "Halo 5: Guardians" would finally be released. The bad news is that Microsoft, as well as developer 343 Industries, do not really plan on bringing the highly popular Xbox One shooter to PC yet. The good news is, one can still play "Halo 5" on PC. Sounds confusing right?

Just last week, it was announced that Microsoft would be releasing for free the Forge tools for "Halo 5: Guardians" for Windows 10 users sometime this year, reports GameSpot. What thrilled PC gamers was 343 Industries' statement saying that the upcoming free Forge download is "just the beginning" for a possible "Halo 5" PC introduction.

For now though, there is no indication that Microsoft will be pushing for a full PC version of the "Halo 5: Guardians." However, with the new Forge, users can use their PC to build and customize maps as well as set game rules for that particular map because it is a custom map toolset, according to Engadget. Players can then play the customized maps on Xbox One.

But that's not the only thing it does. The package apparently allows PC players to play "Halo5" as well. A Microsoft representative did confirm to Arstechnica that the upcoming "Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition" allows PC multiplayer online gaming of "Halo 5." The limitation is that it does not support matchmaking with random opponents, so players will have to download or used a customized Forge map and play with other PC Windows 10 players on their friends' list.

Another limitation would be that the free "Forge - Halo 5" do not have single-player campaigns. For some players, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Engadget was quick to point out that while the free game might not be the full package, at least players who aren't too keen on going through the tedious campaign are spared of the burden. At least one gets to play Halo on PC right?

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