Halo 5: Guardians could come to PC. Maybe.

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Halo 5: Guardians is out next week, and a bit’s beautiful game that continues Master Chief’s legacy, also introducing new characters to the fold. It’s one of the year’s most anticipated games, and certainly the sort of thing that helps Xbox Ones move off of shelves, given its legacy.

Halo’s never really been a big hit on PC though. Two years after the series exploded on the original Xbox, Gearbox did a bang-up job porting the game to Windows PC – but whatever innovations the series had brought were already feeling old by then, so PC gamers didn’t quite take to the series nearly as much as their console-toting brethren.

As time’s gone on though, PC gamers have wanted a slice of the Halo pie – especially given the commercial and critical success of Halo 4. Many gamers – especially the ones who’ve moved over to the PC side of life – want Halo 5, but don’t want the Xbox One to play it on. According to 343 Industries it could happen.

“You know, Microsoft has made a huge commitment trying sort of… I think normalize the Windows experience across multiple platforms. You see the elements of Windows 10 are going to appear in Xbox and Cortana and stuff like that,” says series director Frank ‘o Connor in a Twitch chat (via DSO Gaming).

“There is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC. Nothing to announce at this point… you know, we developed the game on an Intel platform. It wouldn’t be the hardest thing in the world to move it to PC and take advantage of PC stuff. But nothing I announce today on this chat.”

I’ve never been a huge fan of Halo, but I’m even less of a fan of such trite, coy answers. ‘O Connor already knows whether or not Halo 5is going to make its way to PC, and if he doesn’t – because it’s not been planned or scoped, or approved – then there’s not all that much point in it other than to release it in a quiet month as a bit of filler. It also wouldn’t make a lot of sense, seeing as so few other Halo games have made their way there.

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If anything, I’d suspect we’d likelier see a port of the Master Chief Collection hit PC, which could then be used a gauge for Halo 5.

PC Gamers: Do you want Halo on your PC? Or are you too elitist to have filthy console games on your platform?

Last Updated: October 23, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    I’d play that

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Provided it is done properly

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’ve got plenty of filthy console games on my PC, Umar gave me a list of the filthiest ones. Er.. best. I mean best.

    As for Halo, if I got to choose I’d rather have Halo 5 than the MCC. Just because I have backwards compatibility doesn’t mean I live in the past, 10-year old hand-me-downs aren’t particularly exciting.

  • Peter Pan

    Unless they release some kind of video to bring PC gamers up to speed with the storyline, or better still, release the previous games on PC (although I gather that will be costly and difficult), then I’d be keen for the game. If not, I don’t see a point. Halo, IMHO, is a game that relies strongly on its story, to if PC gamers who have never played the original Xbox games do not understand the characters, the true game will be lost to them.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      If we can figure out PCs we can figure out Halo’s story. 😉

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Oh snap

      • WitWolfy

        Till this day I still dont know what Halo is about.. Something about a ring like Earth and aliens attack it for some reason… END!

        • Hammersteyn

          I know the third one was “finish the fight” Seems they didn’t quite finish it

          • WitWolfy

            All I remember of the 3rd one was Master Chief being left behind in some ship falling apart or ready to detonate or something weird… I didnt care just grinded through the campaign for the achievements back then.. Halo’s story was never THAT gripping like everybody made it out to be.. Well for me it wasnt..

          • Hammersteyn

            That’s exactly how ME2 started O_o

          • WitWolfy

            So Commander Sheppard actually is Master Chief after the Lazarus project? WHAT A TWIST!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            At least Sheppard finished the fight 😛

          • WitWolfy

            *rollls eyes*

            Dont remind me…

            “The Reapers cant be beaten with conventional weapons…”

            *Sheppard beats Reapers with conventional weapons.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            PLOT TWIST!

          • Hammersteyn

            He beat the Reapers with a pistol. A damn pistol

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          From what I remember of Halo 1, humanity was involved in a war with the alien Covenant and where exploring the destroyed remnants of Larry Niven’s Ringworld for some reason and then Flood happened. pew pew pew shoot all the aliens or whatever Cortana tells you to. Not complicated.

          • WitWolfy

            I think thank Master Chief always being such a silent protagonist I could never really relate to him.. For all I know he could be into Ebony or always wanted to be a Pokemon master.. I wouldn’t know, because we never really got to know who Master Chief REALLY is.. The VA probably only has like 4 to 5 lines in each game… gripping stuff.

  • Charl van der Merwe

    keep your filthy consoles ports!

  • oVg

    Does anybody remember me two months ago crying out about why XCOM has not been ported to the Vita?

    Well look what I found 🙂


    • WitWolfy

      Totally unrelated but umm kudos!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Hey oVg… WHAT’S A VITA?!

      • oVg

        Its a portable Borderlands 2 game 😉

    • lol Now we’ll never shut you up 😛

  • WitWolfy

    One more thing. Is MCC still broken for you guys too?? I cant Matchmake for shit. Worst investment EVER!!!

  • I wonder if Halo will be better than Destiny @[email protected]:disqus *RUNS

  • Ghost In The Rift

    I’d play it on my PC just because of Nathan Fillion.

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