343 shoots down rumors of Halo 5 on the PC

Halo Infinite might be coming to the PC as well as Xbox consoles, but don't expect Halo 5 to join it anytime soon.


PC gamers have been able to enjoy nearly every Halo game for a while now. We say nearly because there's one Halo game that 343 Industries refuses to port over to the PC platform. The 2015 title, Halo 5: Guardians, is still only available to play on the Xbox One. The worst part? There's virtually zero chance that this will change.

For some reason, 343 doesn't seem interested to port Halo 5: Guardians to the PC.

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Halo 5: Guardians isn't coming to the PC

Halo 5: Guardians is widely considered one of the weaker Halo entries.

In case you missed it, there was a massive GeForce Now leak that went viral earlier this week. Nvidia later released a statement that either confirmed or denied the contents of the leak, depending on how you look at it. The leak contained a lot of useful info, including details about Halo 5 coming to the PC. However, according to Halo community director Brian Jarrard, this isn't in the cards at the moment.

343 Industries has repeatedly claimed that it's not going to bring Halo 5 over to the PC. Although PC players can technically play Halo 5, all they have access to is the Forge mode. The useful feature supports up to 16 players on custom game types and maps. Of course, as any Halo fan will tell you, this isn't a substitute for the actual game, which is the predecessor to Halo Infinite.

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With that said, 343 did not provide a clear reason for not porting Halo 5: Guardians to the PC. Jarrard argues that the studio is busy working on Infinite. However, the studio has had years to port the game. It's a surprise that 343 didn't do it already.

When Halo Infinite is released in December, Halo 5 will remain the only Halo game not available on the PC. This leaves PC fans wanting an opportunity to play Halo 5, especially since the rest are included in The Master Chief Collection.

Here's to hoping that 343 will give PC players a chance to play Halo 5: Guardians soon.

If it's any consolation, Halo 5: Guardians isn't one of the best entries in the franchise. Mind you, it's not a bad game. It's a good one. It's just that you won't be missing out on much even if you didn't get a chance to play it. Not to mention, Halo Infinite will probably do a good job explaining any events that you might have missed out on if you didn't get a chance to play Halo 5 before.

We'd be lying if we said we didn't want Halo 5: Guardians to be included in the Master Chief Collection, but we're not too worried either.

343 is currently busy working on Halo Infinite. Fans can look forward to getting a chance to play the series' first game with a free multiplayer component. The game is scheduled to host a new multiplayer preview on September 24 with potentially more playtests coming as we inch closer to the game's December launch.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.