'Halo 5: Forge' Latest News, Release Date & Update: Arrives Early on PC, Gets a Custom Game Browser on Xbox One, PC

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Sep 07, 2016 02:20 PM EDT

Fans who have been waiting for "Halo 5: Forge" to arrive on PC need not wait anymore, as the game has arrived ahead of its scheduled September 8 release. The game has popped up in the Microsoft store, prompting fans to get their hands on it already.

According to fans who took to Reddit to discuss the early arrival of "Halo 5: Forge," the game is at 35G. Those who are interested to download it will need to have the Microsoft Anniversary Update ready first, as it contains some files that support the game.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft Store page for the game indicates that gamers who create maps on Windows 10. Either using "Halo 5 Forge" or on Xbox One using "Halo 5: Guardians" can share their maps across the two platforms, making it easier for fans to explore each other's maps.

Gamers will also be able to play any "Halo 5: Forge" content created using "Halo 5: Forge" or "Halo 5: Guardians," including original maps and modes released by 343 Industries. The game can accommodate two to 16 players, and share custom content between Xbox One and Windows 10.

Meanwhile, Gamespot reports that "Halo 5: Guardians" will be receiving a custom game browser for both Xbox One and Windows 10. 343 Industries' Josh Holmes admitted that he and his team have been looking to create a custom game browser for the game for years now, and that they are excited that it has finally come to fruition.

According to VG24/7, the "Halo 5" custom game browser will extend the functionalities of the existing file browser to make the gaming experience better for players. While they are keeping mum on what exact features the new custom game browser for Xbox One and PC will entail, they promised that it will be "pretty megatron" and "a great addition" for players across both platforms.

"Halo 5: Forge" is now available for PC via the Microsoft store. Stay tuned to Game & Guide for more "Halo 5: Forge" news!

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