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Amazon may have just teased the first retail Halo FPS on PC in 11 years – ANITH
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Amazon may have just teased the first retail Halo FPS on PC in 11 years

Amazon may have just teased the first retail Halo FPS on PC in 11 years

Enlarge / New box on the left; original box on the right. Though the new box includes a UK-specific “PEGI” rating designation, this new box appears in a brand-new “SKU” on Amazon’s American site, as well, and the game’s original SKU has had its “platform” removed, suggesting that it may be a discontinued version. (credit: Amazon)

After over 11 years, a retail Halo FPS game may finally be on its way to Windows.

A weekend update to Amazon’s listing for Halo 5: Guardians included an enticing, and clearly intentional, change to its box art: a new “Xbox One console exclusive” label. The phrase appears not once, not twice, but thrice via cleanly rendered angles of a physical box, and it replaces the original 2015 box’s “only on Xbox One” descriptor.

Microsoft’s “Xbox Play Anywhere” initiative formally launched in late 2016 with the third-person platformer ReCore. The program has since included every first-party Microsoft game on Xbox, allowing those games to work either on any Xbox One system or any Windows 10 PC. (By arriving one year earlier, Halo 5 missed the Play Anywhere cut.) Recent games in the program, including this year’s State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves, feature the same “console exclusive” tag on their Xbox One boxes and also run on Windows 10.

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