343 Industries has once again stated that Halo 5 won’t be heading to PC anytime soon, despite a recent datamine leak suggesting otherwise.
343’s stance on the matter comes after the recent Nvidia GeForce Now leak which seemed to point to a number of potential PC announcements for various games including Sony’s God of War, Gears of War 6, and Halo 5: Guardians.
As fans once again built up hope for a PC port of the 2015 Halo game, Community Director at 343 Industries, Brian Jarrard, was quick to clarify the 343i’s stance. He addressed fans on Twitter, explaining that while the studio will never say never, it currently has no plans to bring the game over to PC.
“Maybe this was for H5:Forge,” Jarrard said. “But I can confirm there are no plans to bring H5 to PC. We know there’s some demand for it, but as we’ve stated before, not in the cards as the studio is fully focused on Infinite and MCC. Will never say never, but nothing [is] underway currently.”
Have you played Halo 5: Guardians?
Maybe this was for “H5:Forge” but I can confirm there are no plans to bring H5 to PC. We know there’s some demand for it, but as we’ve stated before, not in the cards as the studio is fully focused on Infinite and MCC. Will never say never, but nothing underway currently
— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) September 13, 2021
As noted in the response, 343 Industries’ current focus is largely directed toward the upcoming release of Halo Infinite. Following the conclusion of the game’s recent technical preview, the studio has been working on a number of tweaks and changes brought about by the feedback it received from the event. One such change comes to Infinite’s combat sensor, which the developer says it has updated to feel more like the ‘motion tracker’ of old Halo games.
In a bid to receive further feedback on Halo Infinite, 343 has announced that further previews of the game will roll out before it launches later this year. The next multiplayer preview for Halo Infinite is set to go live on September 24. All players with a fully registered Halo Insider profile (created before September 13) are eligible for the preview.
Halo Infinite is set to be released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on December 8. For more on the game, make sure to check out this article detailing why some fans are feeling worried about 343’s approach to Halo Infinite’s multiplayer progression.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.