Although Microsoft recently denied that Halo 5 will be heading over to PC, PC gamers might still be able to enjoy some Halo on their rigs through a new project.
Last month, 343’s Frank O’Connor stated that “there is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC”. Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg quickly denied this however, after which O’Connor tried to clear up his previous statements.
For now, the Halo franchise remains Xbox exclusive. For those who are still eager to play some Halo-based multiplayer – there is hope in the form of fan-made project ‘Installation 01’.
The installation 01 project kicked off a while ago, but now the team behind the project has released a new gameplay teaser, which is quite impressive.
Installation 01 is a PC-exclusive Halo game being developed by a small, talented group of fans. Our goal is to return Halo to it's core, arena-based multiplayer, finding the perfect balance between Halo: CE, 2 and 3. However, make no mistake: we have an intricate story-mode planned for the lore-lovers, as well.
What is Installation 01?
Installation 01 is a PC-exclusive Halo game that will be 100% free-to-play. Our goal is to deliver a true Halo-experience on the PC platform that will be accessible to as many people as possible. The game is extremely early in development, so there aren't many details I can share with you. But you can expect me to update you along the way. A public beta is planned for the future. Date undetermined. Truthfully, this game is made FOR the fans. Our 19-man team is extremely talented and dedicated, and are making this game with a unified love of Halo.
For more information regarding the project, I suggest you read this post on the official Halo Waypoint forums, which also includes a FAQ. Some more details on the project can be found at the Unity3D forums.