But wait, no, not Halo 5 the game. Huh? Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition is basically Halo 5‘s Forge map editor, but redesigned for Windows 10 PCs. Probably because, you know, it’s actually sort of awkward to use on console. It’s also free, so that’s rad.
“Since we released Forge in Halo 5 we’ve seen so many amazing new things come from it – from weird mini-games we could have never anticipated to meticulously crafted maps that are even approaching the visual quality of internally built maps,” said 343 Industries user-generated content guy Tom French. “The team has continued to wonder what we’d get if we could put Forge in the hands of as many people as possible, and making it free on Windows 10 literally gives the chance to anyone who wants to jump in and try their hands at building a cool new map for Halo 5. I’m excited to see what the future content from the community will bring!”
According to the official announcement, Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition‘s features include:
- Keyboard and 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.
No release date has been confirmed yet.