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Microsoft hints that Halo 5 could launch on the PC

Microsoft hints that Halo 5 could launch on the PC

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Halo 5: Guardians is set to launch for the Xbox One next week, but the title may also make its way to Windows PCs in the future. Speaking on GamesRadar's Twitch stream (1hr 13 mins), Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor dropped some big hints about the future of Halo 5. O'Connor was questioned about Halo 5 on PC, and instead of denying or not commenting he made it seem like Microsoft is considering the move:

"You know, Microsoft has made a huge commitment to try and sort of... I think normalize the Windows experience across multiple platforms. You see the elements of Windows 10 are going to appear in the Xbox and Cortana and stuff like that. There is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC. Nothing to announce at this point, but it's absolutely not out of the bounds of reason. 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."

Halo and Halo 2 both made their way to the PC in the past, but Microsoft and 343 industries decided not to port the entire collection of games to Windows with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One last year. Microsoft is closely aligning Windows 10 and Xbox One, especially with a new dashboard update that's due to roll out next month. All PC and Xbox gamers want to buy a game and have it run on their console or Windows PC, but we're not there just yet. That's the ideal situation for the future of games on Microsoft's platform, and it's clear that O'Connor is hinting that Halo 5 might just be part of that.