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‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Features, Gameplay & Release Date: Game Director Clarifies His Statement About Possibility of New ‘Halo’ Game Coming to PC

Halo 5: Guardians
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An executive from development firm 343 Industries has clarified the issue surrounding the possibility of "Halo 5: Guardians" coming to the PC.

According to another executive from Microsoft, there are currently no plans to develop a PC version of the latest "Halo" game.

Last week, "Halo" director Frank O'Connor rallied up fans of the sci-fi first-person shooter after saying that there might be a chance that "Halo 5: Guardians" could come out for the PC.

He even noted that creating a port of the game will not be that hard due to the platform used to develop the "Halo 5: Guardians."

"There is plenty of chance that 'Halo 5' could appear on the PC," he said according to MCV. "Nothing to announce at this point, but it's absolutely within the bounds of reason."

"We developed the game on an Intel platform," he added. "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."

Of course, if 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft do move forward with a PC version of "Halo 5: Guardians," it would come as a surprise for gamers since the game has been announced as an Xbox One exclusive.

But, shortly after making the statement regarding the game's possible PC port, O'Connor took to Twitter to clarify what he said.

"I didn't 'mention' it, I was asked a question and gave the same noncommittal answer I've been giving to that question for ten years," he tweeted.

Aaron Greenburg, the marketing executive for Microsoft's Xbox division, gave a more solid answer regarding rumors about a PC version of "Halo 5: Guardians."

"This is not true," he said about the issue through a tweet. "Game is being made exclusively for Xbox One."

Based on the statements made by the two executives, it seems 343 Industries and Microsoft really have no plans to bring the latest "Halo" title to the PC platform. However, as noted by Gamespot, Microsoft has a history of releasing Xbox One exclusive titles to the PC. These include "Ryse: Son of Rome" and "Dead Rising 3."

Also, the studio had already said that it might bring other exclusive titles such as "Crackdown 3," "Scalebound" and "Quantum Break" to PC gamers in the future.

And, if what O'Connor said was true, then Microsoft and 343 Industries will have no problems re-releasing the game for the PC thanks to its Intel-based development platform.

"Halo 5: Guardians" is scheduled to be released globally for the Xbox One on October 27.

Tags Halo, Halo 5: Guardians, PC, Xbox One, Video Games

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