17 June 2016 - 14:20

Competitive Halo on PC, a Heated Debate That's Getting Hotter

For years Halo fans have debated about the idea of competitive Halo being on the PC. Although this debate is nothing new, recent news from Xbox has made this debate hotter then ever.
Halo Writer

These past few weeks have been pretty crazy for competitive Halo fans. We have been overwhelmed with several announcements and rumors that could potentially have a massive effect on the community, making a lot of fans excited for the future. With the Xbox One supporting keyboard and mouse features soon,  future titles such as Halo Wars 2 and eventually Halo 6 have quickly become a massive topic of discussion amongst the community. 



This has caused many within the community to talk about the possibility of competitive Halo being on the PC. With the recent competitive game Overwatch making a push to become a hit competitive game on the PC, many would like to see Halo take the same route with Halo Wars 2 and eventually Halo 6. The idea of Halo being on the PC is a very tough topic to talk about. While many are ready to move on from the limited console and enjoy their favorite game on the the forever expanding world that is PC gaming, there are still a lot of Halo fans who prefer playing the game on the console.


With PC Gaming showing no signs of slowing down in growth, Xbox and 343 may be seriously considering moving competitive Halo to the PC. It is already clear that Xbox wants to make several popular Xbox One games playable on Windows 10 to promote the use of their newest computer operating system so brinig Xbox’s most successful and loyal game franchise over to Windows 10 wouldn’t be a bad idea business wise.




The biggest problem with Halo being on the PC in my eyes would be how the game would play. While many believe that playing Halo 6 on a keyboard and mouse would make the game much more challenging therefore increasing the popularity of the game, some believe that playing it on the keyboard and mouse would make the game easier because they feel aiming with the mouse is easier compared to aiming with a joystick. This has been a pretty large debate going on recently and there appears to be no obvious winner. This argument is very important however because we have seen with past Halo games that making the game easier greatly hurts the competitive community therefore if Halo 6 were to be on the PC, 343 would need to ensure that the game is just as challenging if not even more challenging on the PC compared to the Xbox One to ensure the community's satisfaction.




Currently Halo’s switch to PC is still just and idea in the air and there is still a lot of thought going through 343 and Xbox’s minds on whether or not they should go with it. There is also a lot of thought going on within the community with several debates still heating up making it clear that we are not ready just yet for an official change to happen until there is a clear winner in this debate. Until then, all we can do is think about the possibility of Halo being on the PC and compare the positives to the negatives until we make our own decision on what we think is best for the community.

What do you think about competitive Halo possibly being on the PC? Let me know in the comments section below.


Image credits go to 343 Industries and Microsoft

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