Halo 6 on Windows 10 PC Heavily Hinted By Phil Spencer
Recently, 343 Industries confirmed that Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition will be available for Windows 10 PC later this year.
That left some PC gamers with a bittersweet taste, as they wondered why Microsoft didn’t just release the full Halo 5: Guardians game. However, shortly after that 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes hinted that this was just the beginning. That’s when we surmised Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition was a test similar to Forza 6 Apex, with Halo 6 likely coming to both Xbox One and Windows 10.
During an E3 2016 interview with PC Gamer, Head of Xbox division Phil Spencer confirmed our hypothesis.
The reason somebody wants to go buy an Xbox—or I’ll just say a game console, yes I’d love if they bought an Xbox—is they want to sit 10 feet from their television screen with a controller in their lap looking at a television playing a videogame. It’s a different experience from playing on PC. I’m not saying it’s better or worse, it’s just different. Halo 5 absolutely could be played on a PC. There’s nothing about that gameplay mechanic that doesn’t work.
Honestly the answer with Halo 5 is, I can go take last year’s game, rework it to go on PC, or I can have 343 look forward in what they’re going to go do. You could say I’m cheating a little bit by doing a half thing with putting Forge on PC, because we kind of have the tools working on PC to see what happens, but this is what we did with Forza, with Apex. I said, ‘This isn’t a full Forza game. Going forward, we’re going to bring our Forza games to PC complete.
Halo 6 is still at least a couple years away, so don’t get too excited yet. Still, in the meantime we’ll get Halo Wars 2 by Creative Assembly: the game will launch for Windows 10 and Xbox One on February 21, 2017.