Microsoft has revealed that Halo 5: Guardians fans will have a new way to browse and create Forge maps on both Windows 10 PC’s and Xbox One.
Forge creators will now have the ability to use their Windows 10 PC’s to not only create and share forge maps using the free software but can test their creations with their friends. The PC Forge Editor will not have matchmaking capabilities however.
Another big addition is that Forge creators will now have the precision of mouse and keyboard.
“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,” said Tom French, UGC Director, 343 Industries
“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!”.
Microsoft continues to push for a joined community between gaming platforms and it shows with their “Xbox Play Anywhere” campaign launching September 13th, 2016 as well as these upcoming additions to Halo 5: Guardians. The updated Forge Content Browser is also set for a Fall 2016 launch window for both PC and Xbox One.
How hyped are you to have this updated Forge editor and browser if you are currently enjoying Halo 5: Guardians? Since the updated editor is free on PC, will new gamers be willing to test the waters of Halo 5: Guardians? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
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