A few days ago, we informed you about the possibility of Halo 5: Guardians coming to the PC. Microsoft has changed the banner of Halo 5 in Amazon, hinting at a possible PC release. However, and once again, Microsoft has debunked these rumours.
As a Microsoft spokesperson told CNET:
“As we’ve shared previously, we do not have plans to launch Halo 5: Guardians on Windows 10 PC.”
Frank O’Connel also commented on this:
“The only version of Halo 5 for PC, is the free to play “Ausar” multiplayer component (supports custom games, controller and mouse/kb and Forge tools – and we have no further plans to expand on that for the foreseeable future). The Halo 5 team is growing and working at full speed ahead on Halo Infinite. I have no idea why the box art logos changed but I will ask a grown-up in the morning.”
This isn’t the first time that Microsoft has debunked the Halo 5 PC rumours. Back in June, the official Xbox website listed Windows 10 for Halo 5, however Frank O’Connel, development director of Halo, claimed that it was a mere error and nothing more, though he did state that Halo 5 could come to the PC at some point.
343 has also stated that it is aware of the demand for a PC version of Halo: The Masterchief Collection, though it has not revealed whether this collection will ever come to the PC. So yeah, while we’ve seen hints for both Halo 5 and Halo: The Masterchief Collection, none of them are currently scheduled for a PC release.
Now since Halo Infinite has been confirmed for Windows 10, it would make perfect sense to release the previous Halo games on the PC. And while this would be really cool, Microsoft will not bring them. At least for now.
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