When Microsoft and 343 Industries released Halo 5: Forge to the PC, people almost immediately started speculating about an eventual port of Halo 5: Guardians for PC. The fact that a certain neoGAF user claimed that he had on good authority been told that Halo 5: Guardians would be coming to the PC.
While neoGAF has been known to leak accurate information about future releases in the past, this particular report had not an ounce of truth to it, according to a spokesperson for Microsoft who spoke to PC Gamer about the issue.
Our approach is to deliver epic Halo experiences designed for PC gamers and Windows 10, such as Halo Wars 2 and the recently announced Halo 5: Forge. There are no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC.
This, unfortunately, means that players on PC will have to make do with the Halo 5: Forge map creation kit, which lacks any sort of real matchmaking support, making this mode more an option for map makers wanting more precision and control over their creations than anything else. It's a shame, though, since we like Halo 5: Guardians a whole lot.
This quote does confirm that the upcoming Halo Wars 2 will also be coming to machines running Windows 10. The existence of the open beta leaked earlier today after a watchful player saw Xbox's Major Nelson following the open beta on his profile. A little digging by another neoGAF user resulted in him finding a store page announcing the open beta next week. Whether this beta will also be available to PC players is anyone's guess at this point.
PC players craving a fix for Halo's multiplayer portion could always check out Halo 2 Vista, a fanmade solution allows players on PC to play the Halo 2 multiplayer on private servers. It's not the completely new experience players have been asking for for years, but at least it's something!
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