Whether you thought you wanted it or never put much though into it, the Halo 5 multiplayer is about to make its PC debut. Sort of.
A few months ago saw the release of Halo 5: Forge through the Windows 10 Store. Accessed through the Xbox tab on your 'new look' start screen gave PC players every opportunity to experience Halo's biggest Forge creation tool yet. But that was about it. They couldn't really enjoy their own creations.
But that's about ready to change. Instead of simply making Forge creations for your Xbox buddies - unless you simply designed on PC for easier control - those without Microsoft's big black box will be able to play their own creations through the impending Custom Game browser. It's part of a bigger Xbox One patch, but you can get the gist from here.
Frank O'Connor backtracked on his Halo 5 PC statement once. We're getting somewhere.
It's not a fully-fledged Matchmaking experience, but it's certainly better than socialising enough to make friends willing to play your silly creations. You'll soon be able to seek out sessions hosted by content creators or set up your own with the time-honored tradition of spawning as many landmines as possible to see how high a certain vehicle can fly.
They're the experiences that made Halo 3 such a hit all those years ago; so why Microsoft didn't bring it to their 'Play Anywhere' platform from the start is a question only they know the answer to. It's out tomorrow.