New Halo 5 PC Rumors Not True

"There are no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC."

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Microsoft has yet again spoken up to say Xbox One game Halo 5: Guardians is not coming to PC, following a new rumor that suggested it would be.

In a statement to PC Gamer, a Microsoft representative said there are "no plans" to bring the Xbox One shooter to PC. That said, PC players can still look forward to new Halo experiences in the form of Halo Wars 2 and Halo 5's Forge tools.

"Our approach is to deliver epic Halo experiences designed for PC gamers and Windows 10, such as Halo Wars 2 and the recently announced Halo 5: Forge," the spokesperson said. "There are no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC."

Rumors about Halo 5 possibly coming to PC have been brewing for a while, but bubbled up again recently on NeoGAF.

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This isn't the first time Microsoft has denied that the full version of Halo 5 is coming to PC. At the end of May, after Microsoft announced Halo 5's Forge tools (complete with Custom Game and Xbox Live support) was coming to PC, the company spoke out to say, "As we've stated previously, we have no plans to release Halo 5: Guardians on Windows 10."

Interestingly, 343 has teased that the Halo 5 Forge tools coming to PC represents "just the beginning" for Microsoft's efforts to support the franchise on computers.

For its part, Microsoft has said, "Windows 10 remains an important focus for the Halo franchise moving forward."

According to a recent report, all of Microsoft's flagship game in the future, including Halo, will be released across console and PC. It was already confirmed that all future Forza titles would be released for both platforms.

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