“Since we released Forge in Halo 5 we’ve seen so many amazing new things come from it.”
After redesigning Halo 5: Guardians’ Forge system “from the ground up” for the Xbox One, 343 Industries will bring Forge — Halo 5: Guardians Edition to Windows 10.
The creation tool—which will be free—will include keyboard and mouse support, increased resolution, and the ability to publish creations to Xbox One. Windows 10 users will also be able to recruit friends to help built, test, and play Forge maps.
“Forge on the PC will finally give the mouse/keyboard editing precision the community has always been clamoring for,” 343 Industries UGC director Tom French said. “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.”
The team at 343 Industries is excited to get Forge in the hands of “as many people as possible,” French added. Having the tool available for free on Windows 10 gives many more creators the chance to build something “cool” for Halo 5.
343 Industries is expected to release more information regarding Forge — Halo 5: Guardians for Windows 10 “later this year.” The developer will also be launching new content on Forge for Xbox One—including new environments, advanced file sharing capabilities, and additional pieces, palettes, and props.
Halo 5: Guardians latest DLC, Memories of Reach, dropped earlier this month, bringing with it lots of new REQ options and the return of fan-favorite Infection mode.
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