Following the announcement that Forge map editor will launch on Windows 10 later this year, Microsoft has revealed more details at Rooster Teeth's annual event alongside a screenshot of the interface.
Forge map editor is a content browser which helps to find and share community creations like maps and custom game modes.
So, though dreams of Halo 5 for PC were crushed, it seems that desktop gamers will not be completely left out. Using the new Forge interface, they will be able to test their creations through multiplayer games with their friends.It's far from full matchmaking features but gives a chance to experience parts of the game without owning a console.
It's far from full matchmaking features but gives a chance to experience parts of the game without owning a console.
Halo 5's upcoming Content Browser takes finding and sharing incredible community creations to the next level! pic.twitter.com/vBkrkepyth
— Halo (@Halo) July 2, 2016
Tom French, UGC director of 343 Industries, goes into specifics about how they have adapted Forge to work better on PC:
“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.”
Forge creators will be able to share maps and custom game modes cross-platform within an intuitive interface and with very few obstacles.
It will be completely free on both platforms, continuing the rapid growth of Microsoft's Windows 10 store and further interlinking the Xbox One and PC. With a fall announcement date for both devices, it could mark a new wave of meticulous, fun, and wacky creations.