By 343 Industries -
Yesterday we shared some exciting news about the upcoming release of Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10 PCs, including – perhaps most importantly – the fact that it will be available on September 8 as a free download in the Windows Store. As part of that announcement, we also slipped in some news about the new Halo app that we will be releasing with Halo 5: Forge. I’m Brian Albrecht, EP for the Halo franchise (people who hang out on Waypoint probably know me better as Me11ow Sparky), and today I’d like to take a few moments to talk about this new Windows 10 PC Halo experience.
As we were working on Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10 PCs, we asked ourselves, “how can we do more to bring the Halo ecosystem closer to our fans on PCs?” and “how can we do more to open the door now and in the future for our PC gamers?” The Halo app will be the quickest and easiest way to find, download, and launch all Halo games that are available on Windows PCs. It will also be a great way to get the latest news, videos, tutorials, featured content, update notes and more from the Halo universe on your PC. Our vision is for the Halo app to become the best way for our fans to get the latest information and details about all of our games, both past, present, and future.
When we launch the Halo app with Halo 5: Forge in a couple weeks, the Halo 5: Forge game page will be your portal into the game. From here you can quickly jump in and start playing. As part of this experience, we will feature new Forge tutorials to help both new and veteran Forgers create and play great new Halo 5 game experiences. We will also share some of the top fan-created maps, games, and game clips and of course – fans will always be able to find latest news and info on Halo 5: Forge itself.
As you get a chance to explore the Halo app, you’ll see that you can find, download, and launch all Halo games that are available on Windows PCs. You will also get great information on all our games – including upcoming releases like Halo Wars 2 and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition*! The Halo app will bring you all the latest news and information on what’s happening in our world – from new stories to esports, from awesome collectibles to the latest game articles and videos. And it will be the place to go for tips and tricks from both our team and the broader Halo community.
This will be an evolving experience we will continually update and improve what we bring you based on YOUR feedback. So take a look for yourself – browse around and let us know what you think.
Look for Halo 5: Forge and the Halo app in the Windows Store on September 8! We can't wait to share what's in store.
See you on the battlefield!
– Brian Albrecht, Executive Producer, 343 Industries
* Halo Wars: Definitive Edition included with purchase of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition.