Microsoft has announced that Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition is heading to Windows 10 machines later this year.
Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition will be a free download that includes PC specific features and the ability to share you map creations to Xbox One. Features include:
- Keyboard & Mouse Support – For the first time ever, Forgers will have the option of using a keyboard & mouse allowing for more precision control than ever before.
- Increased Resolution – Support for multiple resolutions including 4k.
- Test and Play with Friends – Enlist the help of Friends to help build, test, and play your Forge creations on Windows 10.
- Build on Windows 10 and Publish to Xbox One – Experiences built on Windows 10 can be published to and played on Xbox One, opening the doors for countless new experiences to be enjoyed by players all over the world.
Tom French, User Generated Content Director at 343 Industries commented
Forge on the PC will finally give the mouse/keyboard editing precision the community has always been clamoring for. On top of that, an updated and optimized UI geared towards mouse interactions makes a lot of the inputs in Forge easier/faster than before.
Since we released Forge in Halo 5 we’ve seen so many amazing new things come from it – from weird mini-games we could have never anticipated to meticulously crafted maps that are even approaching the visual quality of internally built maps. The team has continued to wonder what we’d get if we could put Forge in the hands of as many people as possible, and making it free on Windows 10 literally gives the chance to anyone who wants to jump in and try their hands at building a cool new map for Halo 5. I’m excited to see what the future content from the community will bring!
So while it isn’t a fully fledged Halo 5: Guardians game for PC, it is a step in the direction that Microsoft is taking to bring Windows 10 and Xbox One closer together.
For more information and updates check out Halo Waypoint.
Halo 5: Guardians is available exclusively for Xbox One.