Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Forge mode is making its way to Windows 10.
Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition is coming to Windows 10 later this year. Forge was recently added to Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One, and allows players to create new maps and game modes that can then be uploaded and shared with the community. It’s been a very popular mode since introduced in 2007s Halo 3, and now its coming to PC via Windows 10. The mode retooled to take advantage of PC’s unique capabilities to make creating content easier than ever before. Forge will be free to download and use. Here are some of the features included with the Windows 10 version:
- Keyboard & Mouse Support – For the first time ever, Forgers will have the option of using a keyboard & mouse allowing for more precision control than ever before.
- Increased Resolution – Support for multiple resolutions including 4k.
- Test and Play with Friends – Enlist the help of Friends to help build, test, and play your Forge creations on Windows 10.
- Build on Windows 10 and Publish to Xbox One – Experiences built on Windows 10 can be published to and played on Xbox One, opening the doors for countless new experiences to be enjoyed by players all over the world.
“Forge on the PC will finally give the mouse/keyboard editing precision the community has always been clamoring for,” said Tom French, UGC Director at 343 Industries. “On top of that, an updated and optimized UI geared towards mouse interactions makes a lot of the inputs in Forge easier/faster than before.
Since we released Forge in Halo 5 we’ve seen so many amazing new things come from it – from weird mini-games we could have never anticipated to meticulously crafted maps that are even approaching the visual quality of internally built maps. The team has continued to wonder what we’d get if we could put Forge in the hands of as many people as possible, and making it free on Windows 10 literally gives the chance to anyone who wants to jump in and try their hands at building a cool new map for Halo 5. I’m excited to see what the future content from the community will bring!”
While it’s cool that Forge is coming to Windows 10, I’m sure many are disappointed that Halo 5: Guardians has still not been ported over. Despite Microsoft’s efforts to improve its PC output, their biggest IP is still missing in action. Halo 5: Guardians is only available on Xbox One.