Some strong evidence has just emerged suggesting that Halo 5: Guardians is going to be launching on PC some time in the near future. The news comes from a change in the Amazon listing for the game, where the cover art of had text changed from "Only on Xbox One" to "Xbox One console exclusive."
Multiple sources have previously stated that Halo 5: Guardians was not planned for a PC release. This led many to believe that the Halo franchise wouldn't be making an appearance outside of the Xbox platform until Halo Infinite came along to bring the series to PC.
Phil Spencer was quoted at Build 2018 in regards to Halo 5 coming to PC:
In terms of Halo FPS on PC, I think there’s a ton of opportunity for us right now, but I don’t want to get into a world where we’re looking back, like at Halo 5. It doesn’t mean there’s nothing there that could ever end up on PC, but I’d much rather look forward with what our plans are.
Spencer's comments led many to believe that Halo 5 wouldn't end up launching on PC. However, his statement certainly left room for the Xbox team to change its mind and move Halo 5: Guardians to the ever-growing list of Play Anywhere games that fans can enjoy across both the Xbox and PC platform.
Halo 5: Guardians has so far dipped its toes into PC with the release of Halo 5: Forge. For those unaware, Forge is a free-to-play version of Halo 5's multiplayer experience that left most Halo fans feeling stripped of the full game's depth.
There certainly seems to be demand for the latest Halo title to make its way onto PC, with how often the teams at Xbox and 343 are asked about it. Nevertheless, fans will have to keep watching their news feed to see if this bit of news from Amazon will actually lead to the PC port.
Halo 5: Guardians is currently available on Xbox One.