Halo 5 On Windows 10 Is Free, Supports DX12 & 4K
For past couple of years, Microsoft has been trying its best to support PC gaming and in order to bridge the gap between Windows 10 and Xbox One, the company has just made a pretty interesting announcement.
Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced Forge–Halo 5: Guardians Edition, which will launch on Windows 10 for free later this year.
This free version of Halo 5 will not include single-player campaign or the multiplayer matchmaking, however, Microsoft has confirmed that Forge will support online play with anyone on a player’s friends list.
You can create or download a Forge map, and invite others, who are also using Forge on Windows 10, to join in and play. Players can play these multiplayer matches without the restriction of Kill counts, time limit and any other win condition, if they choose to. This multiplayer game will fully support mouse and keyboard.
In simple words, Halo 5 multiplayer is coming to Windows 10, but with the restriction of friends list, only Forge is to be used in order to play matches and a lack of matchmaking. Forge will be the first Halo multiplayer game with mouse and keyboard support since Halo 2 port in 2007.
Microsoft has also confirmed 4K support for Forge and the ability to port Windows 10 creations on Xbox One, but there was no mention of cross-platform multiplayer.
Further, this version of Halo 5 will make use of Directx 12, and it will be interesting to see if it would be glitchy like Quantum Break, or will it be properly optimized like Forza Motorsport 6 Apex.