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Halo 5 isn’t coming to PC, sorry

Halo 5

One of the many, many E3 rumours that have circled around the internet in recent weeks is that Microsoft will announce that Halo 5 is being ported to PC. These rumours are similar to the whispers that crop up on Twitter every year before E3: PC players love Halo, and would like to see its days as an Xbox exclusive come to an end. An end that’s not in sight, unfortunately. 

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In a statement to PC Gamer, Microsoft have said "There are no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC." And that’s a pretty clear way of putting it. 

It’s a different tune to the one played by franchise director Frank O’Connor, who said last October that “there is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC”. But while that statement was clearly loaded with a load of “perhaps” and “maybe”, Microsoft’s latest statement is pretty clear cut. No Halo 5 for us. Sad face. 

Of course, the Twitter mill is likely to claim at some point that this is all a ruse to preserve the surprise (people are obsessed with E3 ‘spoilers’ at the moment, as if the giant advertising event were the Game of Thrones season finale), but the official line is no Halo 5 for PC. 

Other Halo games will make it to PC though, including Halo Wars 2 and Halo 5: Forge, which have been designed for Windows 10. 

Thanks, The Verge

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0V3RKILL Avatar
1 Year ago

when I read halo 5 for pc yesterday I knew it wasn't true. not cause its impossible. Cause they hate pc gamers, simple as that. Funny thing is that Microsoft is behind this decisions and they are a big part of PC world. I don't know why we give them so much power. Valve needs to do a great job with SteamOS to stop this Microsoft monopoly

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

Once Vulkan gets its legs, the Microsoft monopoly is dead. Windows was never the problem, DirectX was. If it were actually Windows then lots and lots of people would've dropped Windows for Linux Mint a long, long time ago. It's how games have been locked into some DirectX version that's causing the problem.

Vulkan is officially supported by just about everyone, now. And even CryTek recently said that they've no intention of supporting DirectX, that they're going with Vulkan instead.

Give it a few years, and you'll be in a place where you can choose your OS. New Windows, old Windows, Android, any flavour of Linux... Basically anything that has Vulkan!

Valve's been playing the long game with this. They knew what they were doing. Whereas Microsoft's Windows-based stranglehold is going to be dead in the water, soon.

Anakhoresis Avatar
1 Year ago

Source? Because 20 days ago Crytek said they're full on supporting DirectX 12, and Vulkan looks "appealing" and specifically said "If we support Vulkan" and continued to say that they're going to support DirectX either way.


I highly doubt that DirectX is going anywhere soon. Plus, people have been saying the exact same thing with OpenGL every time there's a major OpenGL release, and look how that has worked out.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

"Hi everyone, we at Microsoft care about our Windows 10 adoptees, so we'll be giving you all of our Xbox One games. Honest!"


"Haha! Oh my god. You schmucks! You utter buffoons! Oh my... I can't even... Hahaha. No, you're not getting any of our Xbox One games, but your window to downgrade is gone, now, isn't it?"

Oh, the sweet, summer children that adopted Windows 10 and all of Microsoft's hollow promises. They're even doing their best to take backsies as many of the ones they sort of granted, too. Shutting down Project Spark, shutting down Lionhead...

Must be a great time to be a Windows 10 user. I feel bad for them. They should just go with Vulkan and drop back to Windows 7. It's nice here, less spyware.

hfm Avatar
1 Year ago

Thats OK Microsoft, I wasn't planning to buy Halo anyway.