No, Halo 5 Is Not Coming to PC | Gaming News
Microsoft still isn’t planning on making Master Chief’s last outing available anywhere but Xbox One.
For a brief time earlier this week, it looked like one of Xbox One’s biggest exclusives might no longer be quite so exclusive, but Microsoft has since shut down rumors that Halo 5: Guardians is on its way to PC.
“As we’ve shared previously, we do not have plans to launch Halo 5: Guardians on Windows 10 PC,” a Microsoft representative told CNET.
Rumors to the contrary emerged Sunday, when a subtle change to Halo 5’s Amazon box art was noticed. Instead of reading that it was an “Xbox One Exclusive,” the box art was changed to read that Halo 5 was just an “Xbox One Console Exclusive.” The change to the latter wording is in line with how Microsoft typically describes games released on both Xbox One and PC, but that’s apparently not the case with Halo 5.
While Microsoft has now long been committed to bringing its Xbox One console exclusives to PC, that commitment was made well after Halo 5’s 2015 release. And while the next game in the series, Halo Infinite, is headed to PC, the last Halo FPS to be released on PC was 2004’s Halo 2. The last Halo game of any sort to come to PC was the 2017 spinoff Halo Wars 2.
Halo Infinite is definitely not a spinoff or prequel, though: it’s Halo 6, which developer 343 Industries said will avoid the biggest trend in shooters right now.
In our review, Tech scored Halo 5 a 9.0, writing that the series had “never felt so good to play.”
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