Halo 5: Forge has full support for mouse and keyboard inputs (which is of course the preferred control scheme for PC gamers) and will allow you to play against up to 16 of your online friends. Best of all, as long as your gaming rig can support it, you’ll be able to enjoy up to 4K display resolutions with Halo 5: Forge.
There are of course a few downsides to speak of — for starters, you won’t get the Xbox One single-player campaign from Halo 5: Guardians, and the stock maps from the console version of the game won’t make the trip over to the PC.
We should also mention that Microsoft and developer 343 Industries haven’t forgotten about Halo 5: Guardians players on the Xbox One. On the same day that Halo 5: Forge is released for PC, the ninth free DLC for Halo 5: Guardians will also drop. Anvil’s Legacy adds new weapons and attachments along with two new maps (Mercy and Temple). Also on tap is a content browser for Forge mode.
“[It is a] streamlined way to discover community-created Forge content, with support for custom maps, game modes and Forge Object Groups,” writes Tom French, UGC Director at 343 Industries. “The new content browser will let users browse, access and enjoy content from both PC and console Forgers, regardless of which system it was originally created on.”
The line between PC and console gaming is continuing to blur, and Microsoft is making sure that PC gamers embrace Windows 10, so they can enjoy most of the fruits that the Xbox One platform has to offer from this point forward.