Forge – Halo 5 Guardians Edition has been announced for Windows 10. While the name is a little confusing, it means that in a way, it’s finally possible to play Halo 5 on PC. Forge is an incredibly powerful map making tool, originally introduced with Halo 3, and now it’s finally back on PC. And best of all, Forge is completely free.
While Forge was redesigned for the Xbox One with Halo 5: Guardians, it’s now getting features designed with PC users in mind.
Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition features
- 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.
According to Tom French, the UGC director of 343 Industries, this is what fans have wanted for a while.
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!
This is an incredibly huge introduction, and it’s exciting to finally be able to play a new Halo game on the PC. While it isn’t the campaign, players are able to build maps on Windows 10, and then play those maps with their friends. It isn’t quite what people expected, but it’s still a welcome addition.
Are you excited to try out Halo 5: Guardians with a mouse and keyboard? What maps will you make? Let us know in the comments below!