As initially announced back in May, Microsoft has confirmed that Halo 5: Forge – the swish creation tool that lets you design, share and play new levels and multiplayer maps – is heading to Windows 10, confirmed for launch on September 8.
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Forge allows players to create custom maps for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One, with the big MS claiming it’ll have support for mouse and keyboard for “highly refined object placement and manipulation”, as well the abilitty to host and play said stages in 16 player strong multiplayer match up.
Yes, confusingly, while you can test out your new levels with up to 15 other folk on your PC, you can’t actually play Halo 5: Guardians on Windows. For reasons only known to Microsoft, the full game remains an Xbox One exclusive. However, the fact that multiplayer matches on custom maps can be played on PC free is still nothing to be sniffed at.
Forge for Windows will also come with a new content browser that spans both Xbox One and PC, with Microsoft claiming the newly improved Forge “opens the door to new possibilities”. That sounds a little bit like a car commerical to me, but I’ll roll with it.
As already revealed, Halo 5: Forge on Windows will support high-resolution 4K displays, meaning your creations will look crisp and clean on your screen – assuming you’re on the bleeding edge of technology, that is.