Halo Forge Making "Great Progress" On PC

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343 recently shared their progress regarding Halo on their official site. In the update the developers claimed that they are making “great progress” in the development of Forge and Theater mode for PC gamers. Players can expect some great new features in the new modes.

Some of the new features that were outlined in the post include:

  • Support for mouse and keyboard controls for all functions of Forge and Theater.
  • Support for in-game HUDs of Forge and Theater to support mouse clicks, selection, and keyboard shortcut keys.
  • Support for Forge and Theater settings in pause menu and front end.
  • Forge and Theater support for video, audio, and other settings for each game as selected in the front end.
  • Support for placing and manipulating all Forge objects via mouse and keyboard.
  • Support file saves MVars/GVars saving and uploading to Xforge.
  • Forge and Theater modes respond appropriately to Windows events such as resizing, minimizing, switching to full screen and windowed, etc.

343 were kind enough to share the very first screenshot of a Forge level from Halo: Reach’s Forge mode.

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Halo: Forge Photo: 343 Industries

Devs were quick to mention that the screenshot is only from the legacy budget. When Forge will make it’s a way to PC, it will use the expanded budget. Players will be able to have more objects in a single level than what can be used right now. We are sure Halo fans will make some memorable scenarios with the Forge. 343 also mentioned that they are making good progress on the PC beta for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, which will be playable next month.

Halo fans can still get some taste of Combat Evolved with the Halo: CE: Anniversary event, which will run from January 29 to February 5 in the Master Chief Collection. It will have a 4v4 social playlist that uses Halo: Combat Evolved's settings and with Anniversary maps.

So what do you think? Are you interested in Halo Forge? Or are you more excited about the Halo: CEA Beta? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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