Halo 5 is not coming to PC

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Microsoft has confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians is not in fact currently in development for PC.

The reason people are talking about Halo 5 now instead of the new Halo: Infinite is that the Microsoft store page for Halo 5: Guardians was updated with something curious.

For a chunk of time this week, the game’s main page showed the Windows 10 logo alongside the Xbox One logo, right below the ‘exclusively on’ line. This is definitely a recent change, which got fans all excited that Microsoft is gearing up for a PC version announcement.

The store page update was spotted by an eagle-eyed ResetERA forum member who also contacted Microsoft support for clarification. To their surprise, the rep confirmed that Halo 5 is a Play Anywhere title, which it isn’t.

Unfortunately, hopes and dreams were quickly deflated when Halo franchise development director Frank O’Connor popped in to confirm that, unfortunately, Halo 5 PC is not a thing.

“Sorry guys that’s an error,” said O’Connor, posting under the nickname Stinkles.

“It’s not impossible [Halo 5] could come to PC, but it’s not being worked on at this time. Black and white, no semantic trickery.”

We do know, however, that the upcoming Halo: Infinite will be coming to PC alongside Xbox One. A release date or even release window for that game were not announced, however.

The Halo 5 map creator, Forge, is available on the Windows store. It technically lets you play a version of Halo 5 multiplayer on PC, but only on user-created maps. It’s not a very good version of the game.

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Source: https://www.vg247.com/2018/06/11/no-halo-5-not-coming-to-pc/

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Miko537Posted:

Well, I wouldnt get a Halo game on pc anyway ;) Id like to stick to xbox for that game just for the sake of nostalgia.

RaubenPosted:

Hoping to actually pick this up! Hope it isn't ded

322Posted:

Mikey It shouldn't anyway, Halo is exclusive to Xbox, always has been and always should be.


yea except for halo 1 and halo 2 :thinking:

ItzSaxbyyyPosted:

Damn this is a shame, it seems like Halo being an xbox exclusive would make it much better if it came to PC if only in windows store which i suspect it would be as i doubt they would put it on Steam

AxiosPosted:

Mikey It shouldn't anyway, Halo is exclusive to Xbox, always has been and always should be.


No. No it hasn't been, Mikey.

MikeyPosted:

It shouldn't anyway, Halo is exclusive to Xbox, always has been and always should be.

MazePosted:

This probably means MCC won't be coming to PC anytime either

ZeroTwoPosted:

I'm not surprised but it does kinda hurt.

MikePosted:

Kinda sad new's TBH oh well

XeCookie_Posted:

Halo is an xbox exclusive anyway so personally I dont mind this.