Halo 5 Forge is on it's way to PC
And it brings some interesting things to the table
If you enjoy Halo you might be happy to hear that it was just announced that Halo 5 will be seeing a release of the Forge editor on PC and with it is coming some PC specific features. Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition will have:
- Keyboard and Mouse support
- Increased Resolution
- The ability to test and play with friends
- The ability to build on Windows 10 and Publish to Xbox One
For the first time those that wish to use Forge will be able to do so with a keyboard and mouse which will allow for finer control, while the increased resolution will support up to 4K, it will also support a wide variety of resolutions. If you have several friends, you will be able to have them help you build, test, and play your creations on Windows 10. But the most important thing is that all of this will be available for free.
Additionally, Tom French, 343 Industries UGC Director, had this to say:
Forge on the PC will finally give the mouse/keyboard editing precision the community has always been clamoring for. On top of that, an updated and optimized UI geared towards mouse interactions makes a lot of the inputs in Forge easier/faster than before.
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. 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!
If this update isn't enough to excite you then you might be interested in knowing that there is more to come. Not only are there more updates for Windows 10 on the way but there are several updates for Xbox one as well. These updates are said to include:
- New Environments
- Advanced File Sharing Capabilities
- New Pieces
- Palettes, Props and more
Unfortunately, we will have to wait till later this year for more information.
[Source: Halo Waypoint]