Microsoft refuted an earlier rumor that has cropped up over the web claiming that the company is planning to port Halo 5: Guardians to the PC.
Back in October, when the title initially headed to the Xbox One, Halo franchise director Franc O'Connor tipped that there was a great chance that the video game would also arrive on the PC. Sorry gamers, it seems that it is not happening (yet).
"Our approach is to deliver epic Halo experiences designed for PC gamers and Windows 10, such as Halo Wars 2 and the recently announced Halo 5: Forge," said a Microsoft spokesperson to PC Gamer. "There are no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC."
Prior to Microsoft's clarification with regard to the purported port announcement, a NeoGAF user named Enter the Dragon Punch claimed that Halo 5 would soon arrive on PC, citing "multiple sources."
A few reports say that Enter the Dragon Punch appears to be a trusted source based on his or her previous leaks. In fact, he or she is also behind another rumor mill that is spreading like wildfire on the web suggesting that Bethesda could soon unveil a remastered version of Skyrim at this year's E3.
The leaker also pushed out another post discussing Halo: The Master Chief Collection. He or she says that this compilation of updated versions of Halo 1 to 4 isn't coming to the PC platform.
We'll probably find out if Enter the Dragon Punch is accurate in his or her leaks in the succeeding days. While we already know that Microsoft will not announce a PC version of Halo 5, it is also worth noting that Phil Spencer, Xbox boss, said in March that, probably, the game would not come to the PC.
For the uninitiated, E3 will take place this coming June 14 through 16. It is expected that big publishers will come together to unveil new goodies for a lot of players across the globe.
In addition to games, speculation is rife that Microsoft could unwrap an all-new slim version of the Xbox One hardware. A rumor is also churning on the internet claiming that an Xbox TV streaming stick is possibly in the works. On top of that, there is also a big chance that the firm could detail its plans for future Xbox hardware upgrades.
In related news, Tech Times reported last month that 343 Industries announced that Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Fight will arrive later this June. During the time, 343 had mentioned that it had no plans in releasing Halo 5: Guardians on Windows 10.
In April, we also reported that 343 announced that it has carried out a slew of campaign balance tweaks in an effort to combat a variety of issues in Halo 5: Guardians.
Are you excited to know what's new in the coming E3?