“Maybe this was for ‘H5:Forge’ but I can confirm there are no plans to bring H5 to PC,” Jarrard wrote on Twitter. “We know there’s some demand for it, but as we’ve stated before, [it’s] not in the cards as the studio is fully focused on Infinite and MCC. Will never say never, but nothing underway currently.”
Sorry, folks: there are still no plans to bring Halo 5: Guardians to PC. At least that’s what Halo community director Brian Jarrard said after a recent leak gave fans new hope.
This isn’t the first time that 343 Industries has announced its lack of plans to bring Halo 5 to PC, with the developer stating the same last year around the time Halo 4 was joining the Master Chief Collection on PC. At that time, Halo’s community manager John Junyszek had stated that “[t]here is a desire for Halo 5 to join…the Master Chief Collection”.
Although Halo 5 may not make its way to PC any time soon, the next game in the franchise, Halo Infinite is being built to take full advantage of PC hardware when it releases later this year. It’s also nice to see the game targeting 30fps on last-gen Xbox One consoles as opposed to the original promise of 60fps. This means that the developer can focus on scaling the game up for the Xbox Series X|S consoles without hitting the previous ceiling for visual fidelity bound by old hardware.