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Halo 5 Forge shown off on PC; server browser for custom games confirmed for post launch

Halo 5

We might be getting just a portion of Halo 5 on PC, but it’s looking like it may well be the best bit. Halo 5’s Forge level creator is coming to PC on September 8, but we won’t be getting the pre-made multiplayer maps, modes or the game’s single-player campaign. Fortunately, we will be getting a server browser for custom games, however, so infinite possibilities within Halo 5, all built by the community, are heading to PC. That seems like a pretty good deal to me. 

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NeoGAF user Stinkles, or, as he’s known in the real world, Halo franchise development director Frank O’Connor, confirmed the addition of a custom games server browser.

Speaking in a NeoGAF thread, in which O’Connor remarked on his mouse and keyboard skills, he added, “Once the custom game browser is available I think the community might get crazy legit.” In another comment, he explained that the browser “won’t be there at launch. But it’s comin’.”

The server browser has also been confirmed by Josh Holmes of 343.

Further to this lot, PAX gave us our first in-depth look at Forge mode on PC, and it looks extremely complex, allowing players to tweak every element of their creations and even add scripting to their maps.

Additionally, a bunch more assets have been added to Forge in preparation for PC. Mainly Covenant materials, dropships and the like, so players can create some alien-themed maps with the new tools. Excited? See if your PC is up to it with the revealed Halo 5 – Forge system requirements.

See it in action below: