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Halo developer offers hope that Halo 5: Guardians could come to PC

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

While Microsoft's Halo series is best known as an Xbox game, the franchise has made a few appearances on PC, including Halo 2 and top-down shooters Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo: Spartan Assault. And it sounds like there's a chance that Xbox One game Halo 5: Guardians could make its way to PC at some point.

Speaking with GamesRadar during a livestream, Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor said that with Microsoft's renewed efforts on Windows gaming, there's a possibility that Halo 5 could make the leap to PC.

"Microsoft has made a huge commitment to try and I think normalize the Windows experience across multiple platforms," O'Connor said. "You're seeing elements of Windows 10 are going to appear on the Xbox ... Cortana and stuff like that.

"There's plenty of chance that Halo 5 could appear on the PC. Nothing to announce at this point but it's absolutely not out of the bounds of reason. 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 to announce today..."

Microsoft has committed to at least one Halo game for PC in 2016: Halo Wars 2. The Creative Assembly-developed strategy game is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 next fall.

The company also has plans to bring other Xbox One games to Windows 10, including Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct and Fable Legends.

Halo 5: Guardians will launch for Xbox One on Oct. 27.