The map creator for Halo 5 – known as Forge – will be made available for Windows 10 users for free before the end of 2016. After the Forge experience was rebuilt from the ground up for Xbox One’s Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries fully reiterated their commitment to allowing players to have genuine control over their community creations.
Now, with Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition coming to Windows 10 devices, that control is expected to reach greater levels than ever before. New features have been added to the creation tool specifically for its Windows 10 debut, including:
- 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.
Tom French, UGC Director for 343 Industries, spoke very highly of the new tools and said the following:
Forge on the PC will finally give the mouse/keyboard editing precision the community has always been clamoring for. 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 […] I’m excited to see what the future content from the community will bring!
Of course, with a Halo 5 tool coming to Windows 10 devices, the question of whether we’ll ever get to see the full game making a PC appearance will no doubt rear its head once again. We’ve got no updates on that particular front just yet, but once we hear something we’ll be sure to let you know.