'Halo 5: Guardians': 343 Industries clarifies PC version misunderstanding


343 Industries clarified the recent news that had some of Halo fans going wildthat the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians might very well have a PC version for Windows 10 systems.

Halo Franchise Director Frank O’Connor made it clear that he never said that a real PC version of halo 5 could be coming, but only meant that the possibility of it happening is always there.

“I didn’t ‘mention’ it,” O’Connor said, in a statement via his Twitter account. “I was asked a question and gave the same noncommittal answer I’ve been giving to that question for ten years.”

The statement in question came from his recent interview with GamesRadar, where the Director was asked about the chances of a Halo 5 PC version ever coming.

“Microsoft has made a huge commitment to normalize the Windows experience across multiple platforms, so you’re seeing elements of Windows 10 are going to appear on the Xbox and Cortana and stuff like that,” he said. “There is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC.”

From that statement, rumors that the developing company is working on a PC version of Halo 5: Guardians surfaced online.

“There’s nothing new to announce at this point, but it’s absolutely not out of the bounds of reason, and we developed the game on an Intel platform, so it wouldn’t be the hardest thing in the world to move it to PC and take advantage of PC stuff,” he added.

In other news, 343 also revealed the complete Achievements available on launch consists of 65 different awards which, when all completed, consist of a total of 1000 Gamerscore.

The list of achievements consists of the most basic ones like completing Missions, clearing maps, defeating bosses, and the like to the easiest and to the hardest ones to accomplish.

Finding and claiming all Intel in the game will award the player the “Hunt The Truth” achievement, equivalent to 40 Gamerscore points. Finishing the game on Heroic difficulty also awards 40 Gamerscore points, and unlocks the “Heroes Rise” achievements.

Feeling like a pro? Finish the game on Legendary difficulty and unlock the “Forging a Legend” achievement, with 60 Gamerscore points. Feeling like a real legend now? Clear the game on Legendary difficultyall aloneand get the highest Gamerscore award for a single achievement on the game: “Lone Wolf”, for 100 Gamerscore points.