Report: Future Halo Games To Be Released on Both Windows 10 & Xbox One
The two consoles form part of a wider Microsoft strategy, codenamed “Project Helix” according to one source, to converge Xbox and Windows. For a while now Microsoft has been clear that they want their two prestige brands to work together, as they’ve announced big new exclusives like Halo Wars 2 and Sea of Thieves for both Xbox One and PC. Developer sources have told us that Microsoft’s new mandate is to release future games–including the flagship Halo series–on both platforms. The recently-cancelled Fable Legends, which was playable across Windows 10 and Xbox One, was one of the first games to implement this strategy.
This comes as further confirmation of Microsoft’s new trend in regards to Windows PC gaming support. Pretty much every major game published by Microsoft Game Studios is already scheduled to launch on both Windows 10 and Xbox One, with the current exception of Gears of War 4 (which is however very likely) and Crackdown 3.
Just last week, 343 Industries announced Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10, a Free-to-Play version of the Forge editor. Fans immediately complained about not getting the whole Halo 5 game, but 343 Industries hinted in multiple ways that this would be just the beginning of Halo on Windows 10.
Chances are that we might learn something more between E3 2016 and Gamescom 2016. We’ll be reporting everything significant coming out of both conventions, so stay tuned on WCCFtech to learn of further developments of this rumor.