Halo 5 multiplayer is finally kind of coming to PC

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Back when Microsoft first announced that Halo 5: Guardians’ Forge map editing utility would be coming to Windows 10 as a free download, the creative community was excited by the possibilities. That excitement was tempered by PC gamers wondering yet again why the latest Halo game was not going to actually be playable on their preferred platform, especially in light of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere strategy. Forza and Gears of War are coming to PC, so why not Halo?

Fret not! Along with map editing, the ability to play custom multiplayer matches is coming with Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10. Forgers (that’s what I’m calling them) will be able to host games with up to 16 players. Like Bethesda’s mod system on the Xbox One and Steam versions of Fallout 4, Halo 5’s community content browser will span across both platforms.

Halo 5: Forge will be available on September 8th for Windows 10 PCs. A related Halo App will also be available at that time.