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Halo 5's map editor is now available for free in Windows 10

According to a recent announcement posted by 343 Industries, Windows 10 users will soon be able to create their own Halo 5 maps. The map tool called Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition will arrive on PCs later this year, so everyone with a creative side will be able to make their own in-game environments. As far as features go, the editor will allow you to create content in a 4K resolution and offers support for the PC-specific controllers: the keyboard and the mouse.

Unfortunately, there's no word yet about the game itself. I know that many of you never even imagined the possibility of seeing the Halo 5 game on a PC, but it wouldn't be the first time that Microsoft turned an Xbox-only game into a Windows one. Other truly great titles such as Gears of War or Quantum Break are now available to play for computer users, so why shouldn't Halo 5 be included as well? I for one know that I would love to play it.

However, there is one small piece of good news that I can actually give you. It seems that those who install the Forge editor will also be able to play the maps that they create. According to the announcement, one of the key features that the editor provides is the ability to test and play your maps with friends: "Enlist the help of Friends to help build, test, and play your Forge creations on Windows 10". This little bit of information makes me believe that the Windows 10 version of Halo 5 isn't that far from becoming reality.

If you're interested in reading about some more interesting games, you should check out our previous stories: "Electronic Arts unveils Titanfall 2 teaser trailer" or "The Last of Us: The Best Game Ever".


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Woot! That sounds great.

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