Microsoft is pushing its Windows 10 initiative with great zeal, teasing that even games like Halo 6 can be expected by fans to arrive on the PC platform.
In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Xbox boss Phil Spencer made it clear that Microsoft plans to bring all of its first-party games over to the PC platform. The company’s E3 2016 press briefing from earlier this week saw pretty much every major title get announced for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Additionally, the announcement of the “Xbox Play Anywhere” program makes the company’s future plans even more certain, allowing users to purchase a game on a single platform but be able to play on both free of charge.
When asked about the prospect of releasing Halo 5: Guardians on PC, Spencer responded that his team is more interested in the future. While 343 Industries could always be instructed to go back to its year-old game and rework it for PC, it’s better to have them “look forward in what they’re going to go do”. He basically implied that it’s much better to focus resources on developing a new game from scratch for Windows 10 PC, rather than reworking released games for unstable ports.
You could say I’m cheating a little bit by doing a half thing with putting Forge on PC, because we kind of have the tools working on PC to see what happens, but this is what we did with Forza, with Apex. I said, ‘This isn’t a full Forza game. Going forward, we’re going to bring our Forza games to PC complete.’
If you needed another confirmation on Microsoft’s plans about Halo 6, Spencer responded that there would be no reason for Microsoft to not release the next Halo on PC. That being said, Spencer acknowledged the recent technical issues that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Quantum Break faced on Windows 10. He promised that Microsoft will evolve and get better at shipping stable PC games.