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Halo 5's Forge mode is coming to Windows 10 PC for free

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Keyboard, mouse, and 4K support

For years now, Halo content creators have been making incredible things in the series' Forge mode. Today, Microsoft announced a change in the tools that could potentially give those creators a level of precision they never thought possible.

Later this year, Halo 5's Forge will be available on Windows 10 PC for free. Players can use the map-making platform on their computers to design and test custom Halo levels. PC creations can be published to Xbox One for play on console.

The most important part of this revelation is that there's keyboard and mouse support on PC. Rather than tediously editing everything with an Xbox One controller, players will be able to use keyboard and mouse to efficiently refine their levels with the exact meticulous care that this audience demands. Even better, the PC version of Forge will also support resolutions up to 4K.

Even though this is a part of Halo 5 on PC, it's not any indication that Halo 5 will come to PC. It's just a toolset being released on another platform in hopes that it'll enhance the user-made experiences on Xbox One. In that context, this is a fantastic addition. For anyone looking for more Halo 5 than just Forge on PC, they'll only find misplaced disappointment.

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