343 studios, the team behind the recent Halo titles, completely remade the Forge system in Halo for Halo 5: Guardians. Now, they’re making the transition to PC, as Halo 5: Guardians Edition will come to Windows 10 later this year. More than that though, the Forge system will be free for anyone to try.
“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!”
No official release date for the PC version has been given.