It's official, Halo 5: Forge is coming to Windows 10 PCs on September 8th. Microsoft's 343 Industries announced back in May that Halo 5's world, level, and game creation suite would be coming to Windows 10 PCs in the not too distant future. Tom French, UGC Director at 343 Industries took to the Xbox Wire blog today to announce Halo 5: Forge will finally arrive as a free download in the Windows Store on September 8th.
Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PCs
French describes Halo 5: Forge's arrival to the PC saying:
Halo 5: Forge brings the entire Forge level-creation experience from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10, with support for mouse and keyboard for highly refined object placement and manipulation, higher-resolution displays (including 4k) for stunning graphic fidelity, the ability to host and play custom matches for up to 16 players, and a new content browser that spans platforms.
Being able to create and manipulate maps with a mouse and keyboard should spur the Halo 5 community to create even more custom content. French also adds Halo 5: Forge coming to the PC "opens the door to new possibilities in Halo 5: Guardians and beyond."
Today's announcement also revealed more details about Anvil's Legacy, the upcoming free content release for Halo 5: Guardians. As today's Xbox Wire states, Anvil's Legacy will be the ninth free content release for Halo 5. Anvil's Legacy will include "two new maps, new weapons, new weapon attachments, customization options" and a significant update to Halo 5: Forge on Xbox One in order to bring it to parity with the new PC version.
The Xbox Wire includes the following detailed description of Anvil's Legacy:
- Content Browser that Spans Platforms. The Anvil’s Legacy content release brings the highly anticipated content browser to Forge mode in Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One – a new, streamlined way to discover community-created Forge content, with support for custom maps, game modes and Forge Object Groups. Combined with Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PC, the new content browser will let users browse, access and enjoy content from both PC and console Forgers, regardless of which system it was originally created on.
- New Arena and Warzone Maps – Mercy and Temple. With the addition of “Mercy”, a new battleground is open for competitive Arena players, while “Temple” brings the desert environment of Sanghelios to Warzone Assault modes.
- New Weapons, REQs, Customization Options and More. Anvil’s Legacy brings several new desirable REQ items including three new weapons, new Sound Dampener attachments, weapon and armor skins, and more.
Both Halo 5: Forge for PC and Anvil's Legacy will be released two weeks from today on Thursday, September 8th. Halo 5: Forge will be available in the Windows Store for free for Windows 10 PCs while Anvil Legacy will be released as an update to Halo 5: Guardians.