Halo 5 Guardians
A screenshot from Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer.Microsoft

Microsoft's Halo franchise may one day return to PC according to the series' franchise development director Frank O'Connor. He made the comments while live-streaming Halo 5: Guardians, the latest in the series and 343 Industries' second mainline entry in the franchise.

Guardians is set for release next Tuesday (27 October) and ahead of that release Gamesradar hosted a stream with O'Connor. At the 1:13:00 mark the 343 producer says: "You know, Microsoft has made a huge commitment trying sort of... I think normalise the Windows experience across multiple platforms. You see the elements of Windows 10 are going to appear in Xbox and Cortana and stuff like that.

"There is plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC. Nothing to announce at this point... you know, we developed the game on an Intel platform. It wouldn't be the hardest thing in the world to move it to PC and take advantage of PC stuff. But nothing I announce today on this chat."

Certainly sounds like the subject has been brought up, but this is far from confirmation. The move would certainly make sense once the initial release of Guardians has shifted as many Xbox One consoles as it can for Microsoft.

Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 are the only two games to have been released on PC, with each subsequent follow-up appearing only on Xbox platforms. Halo Wars 2, which was announced Gamescom earlier this year is also heading to PC in 2016.

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