Regardless of how you feel about how good/bad Halo 5: Guardians is as a game, everyone can agree it received quality support post-launch. Over the past couple months, 343 Industries has launched the "Ghosts of Meridian" DLC and a beta for the upcoming "Warzone Firefight", a game type which will be available this summer for free. However, if you are into fan creations and own a Windows 10 PC, there's some fantastic news to share today.
Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition is coming to Windows 10. According to a post on Xbox Wire that was authored by 343 Industries, we'll see the comprehensive level editor come to PCs through the Windows 10 Store later this year as a free download. This Windows 10 version of Forge will come with several key update for PCs, including:
- 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.
You read all of that right: not only will you be able to build your Halo 5 maps on Windows 10, you'll be able to play them with friends as a testing method before porting them over to Xbox One as a fully playable piece of content. The support for 4K is also interesting, given that Halo 5 currently does not output at 4K. Perhaps it's for greater precision when making adjustments to Forge objects up-close.
Source: Xbox Wire