XBF Daily: Halo 5’s Forge mode heads to Windows 10
To the surprise of many Microsoft announced that Halo 5’s Forge Mode is coming to Windows 10 this year as a free download. For any readers that aren’t aware of Halo’s Forge mode it allows players to create some pretty brilliant game types and levels & has become a key component of Halo games post Halo 3.
Notable modes include the epic Speed Halo that occupied many of our Friday Night Halo sessions gDpxr1mk4WQ but also spawned Griffball, amazing Infection maps and thousands of brilliant experiences that only Halo could produce. Machinima also benefitted from Forge as producers could build the own sets in the Halo sandbox.
Moving Forge to PC makes great sense for the real serious creators out there. I spent hundreds of hours using the Unreal Engine Builder back in the day and whilst I never got that into Forge I can see real benefits of having it running on PC.
In an extract from the 343 Forum which you can read In full here 343 industries give us a brief walk through of what we can expect when Halo Launches for PC later this year.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re bring this same spirit of creation and collaboration to the PC later this year with Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10. Best of all? It will be absolutely free. In addition to the evolutions already present in the mode on Xbox One, Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10 will include some exciting new features designed specifically with PC users in mind, including:
Keyboard & Mouse Support – For the first time ever, Forgers will have the option of using a keyboard & mouse allowing for more precision and 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.
I haven’t booted Halo 5 up for months due to a general sense of Apathy towards the disappointing campaign but the possibility of experiencing a new level of fan made content is enough to bring me back. Whether or not it’s enough to keep me is another matter.
In some totally irrelevant news that precisely 0 people care about Destiny is getting a new expansion pack which if the title is anything to go by will probably involve erections and witches. Titled Rise of Iron the expansion is expected to bring additional single player missions and possibly a Multiplayer map pack as well. It’s been suggested that it’s a hold over to keep gamers interested in Destiny so when the sequel drops more than 4 people will actually give a shit.
Good luck with that Bungie.
Finally EA Access will be free for Xbox live gold subscribers from June 12th to 22nd.
Want to share EA Access with a friend who couldn’t make it to EA Play? All Xbox Live Gold members can check it out for FREE from June 12-22, 2016. All they have to do is download the EA Access app on Xbox One to get started
I was a subscriber up until The Division was released and whilst the EA Vault is a little limited I really enjoyed Plants Vs Zombies and the Battlefield Hardline Campaign 2 games that I may not have tried without the service.
It’s worth a go and you might just find something you really like.