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Halo 5 PC Rumors Denied, But 343 Doesn’t Rule It Out For the Future

Halo developer 343 Industries has denied the Nvidia GeForce Now leaks that suggested Halo 5 would soon be coming to PC for the first time.

Developer 343 Industries has denied claims that Halo 5 is coming to PC, but doesn’t rule it out for the future. A recent leak supposedly revealed the PC release earlier this week, as part of a wider data leak that also seemed to reveal an alleged release window for BioShock 4, as well as supposedly confirming rumors of remasters of Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas.

Halo 5 first released on Xbox One in 2015, and while most of the Halo games are now playable on PC, Halo 5 isn’t. Halo: The Master Chief Collection, available on Xbox and PC, consists of six series titles: Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. The games are also available for purchase separately outside of the collection. The Master Chief Collection has been expanded and added to since its release, and many have been hoping that Halo 5 could get a PC release either as part of the Collection or as a standalone game.


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Recent rumors of Halo 5 for PC have prompted the community director of Halo developer 343 Industries, Brian Jarrard, to speak out. Jarrard has explicitly denied the leak (via VGC), revealing that the developer currently has “no plans” to bring Halo 5 to PC, with the team’s focus currently on the upcoming Halo Infinite, as well as The Master Chief Collection. Responding to the leak on Twitter, Jarrard said:

“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.”

See the post on Twitter here.

Jarrard’s response hasn’t only shut down fans’ hopes for Halo 5 on PC, but has also cast doubt on the original leak. The alleged Nvidia GeForce Now data leak had referenced many games that fans have been hoping for, such as Kingdom Hearts 4 and Titanfall 3, as well as PC releases for PlayStation exclusives God of War and Ghost of Tsushima. A Nvidia spokesperson commenting on the leak stated that some of the titles were speculative releases included in the database for testing purposes. While this seems to be the case for Halo 5 on PC, the rest of the leaked games aren’t so certain.

While Jarrard’s words may be disappointing for Halo fans, it seems as though 343 Industries is focused on polishing up Halo Infinite in time for its launch later this year. The game was originally set to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S consoles in 2020, before being delayed indefinitely. Halo Infinite is now set to release on December 8, though the game can be pre-downloaded now.

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Source: Twitter/ske7ch (via VGC)

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