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.