Microsoft may have started to really push their Xbox Play Anywhere program at E3, with all of the games being shown coming to not just Xbox One, but also PC. Halo 5: Guardians is not coming to PC at this time, but the recently announced Halo 5: Forge is and now we know what specs you will need to play it.
Halo 5: Guardians released last October exclusively for Xbox One, which was many months before the Xbox Play Anywhere program was announced. It’s possible they could always change their mind and bring the game to PC at some point, but for now Halo 5: Forge will be the only choice.
As revealed by Halo Waypoint, you will definitely need Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Version 1607 or later to play first and foremost. Beyond that, you will need DirectX 12, Intel Core i5 at 2.3Ghz or AMD equivalent, a GeForce 650 TI GPU, 2GB of VRAM, 8GB of RAM, and 40GB of HDD space.
For the recommended settings to put the game at 1080p and 60 fps, you will need DirectX 12, Intel Core i5-3570k at 3.4Ghz or AMD equivalent, a GeForce GTX 970 GPU, 4GB of VRAM, 12GB of RAM, and 40GB of HDD space.
If you are interested in the Ultra settings at 4K and 60fps, you will need DirectX 12, Intel Core i7-4770k at 3.4Ghz or AMD equivalent, a GeForce 980 TI, 6 GB of VRAM, 16GB of RAM, and 40GB of HDD space.
Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10 PC’s will launch on September 8, so make sure your computer can handle at least the minimum specs if you are planning on checking it out.