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Halo 5 PC Version Isn't As Unlikely As We Thought

Halo 5: Guardians director Frank O’Connor recently made some comments that should perk up the ears of PC gamers, specifically that the newest entry in the beloved franchise could be coming to your platform of choice.

Now don’t get too excited just yet, because it sounds like we’re talking about a hard “maybe” when it comes to Halo 5 on the PC. But during a recent livestream with GamesRadar, director Frank O’Connor didn’t rule out the possibility of one day seeing Master Chief and Spartan Locke going toe to toe on the PC.

During the recent stream, O’Connor was asked point blank if Halo 5 will one day arrive on the PC. Following is his answer, which speaks to hope and potential.

You know, Microsoft has made a huge commitment trying sort of, I think, normalize the Windows experience across multiple platforms. You see the 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. 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 to announce today on this chat.

Hmmmmmm….Nothing to announce “today,” you say? Interesting, Mr. O’Connor. Very interesting.

But, let’s face it, Halo 5 on PC makes a heck of a lot of sense given Microsoft’s current stance on marrying the Xbox One and PC, but it also makes sense that they’d want to push as many copies of the game on its native platform out the door before announcing a PC version is in the works. That’s basic marketing and, besides, you wouldn’t want to say anything that might put a hitch in upcoming holiday sales of the Xbox One version of the game (not that we really believe that would be a problem).

The question is: Is this the kind of lateral move gamers want to see for series like Halo, Gears of War, Crackdown and the like? Platform biases aside, is it exciting to have more options for where you can play your favorite games that used to be exclusive to a particular platform, or is there a fear that making gaming on PC and Xbox One too similar might bite into sales for one or both platforms in the long run?

Either way, it looks like Halo 5 is at least a possibility and, according to O’Connor, one that seems pretty likely and might not even take that much extra work to pull off.

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.