Halo 5 is set to release exclusively on Xbox One later this month and currently there are no plans that the Halo franchise will be taking a leap onto the PC platform anytime soon.
However, in a livestream with GamesRadar, 343 Industries Franchise Director Frank O’Connor stated that there is hope that Halo 5 may come to PC one day and that it hasn’t been ruled out.
Microsoft have claimed that they are embracing the PC community and the company are trying to do so through its new operating system Windows 10 of which elements will make its way onto Xbox One. As a result, O’Connor states that Halo 5 was built on an Intel platform meaning that porting the game to PC wouldn’t be the “hardest thing in the world”.
“Microsoft has made a huge commitment trying to normalize the Windows experience across multiple platforms,” O’Connor said on the Livestream. “You see elements of Windows 10 are going to appear in Xbox and Cortana and stuff like that.
“There is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC. Nothing to announce at this point, [but] you know, we developed the game on an Intel platform. It wouldn’t be the hardest thing in the world to move it to PC and take advantage of PC stuff. But nothing I announce today on this chat.”
While nothing is guaranteed, it seems there could be a good chance of Halo 5 being ported to PC sometime in the future. With Microsoft’s buzz about trying to embrace the PC community, porting Halo 5 would be a good move for them seeing that it would be relatively straight forward.
Maybe Halo 5 may remain an Xbox exclusive however in an attempt to entice more people over to the Xbox One? Only time will tell.