343 Industries’ Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) is a brilliant package that bundles together all of John-117’s adventures alongside notable entries such as Halo: Reach, but one game that it’s missing is Halo 5: Guardians. Despite being released years ago on October 27, 2015, the fifth mainline Halo installment is still exclusive to Xbox consoles in light of Microsoft’s willingness to bring the Halo experience to PC gamers.
Unfortunately for Halo fans who are anticipating a more thorough collection, that fact won’t be changing anytime soon.
Brian Jarrard, 343 Industries’ community director, has stated that there are “no plans” whatsoever to bring Halo 5: Guardians to the PC platform. Jarrard admitted that the developer is fully aware of how there’s demand for it, but 343 Industries would prefer to focus its efforts on Halo: Infinite and the MCC’s pre-existing roster of titles instead.
“[…] never say never, but nothing underway currently,” Jarrard clarified in a tweet shared earlier this week.
Maybe this was for "H5:Forge" but I can confirm there are no plans to bring H5 to PC. We know there's some demand for it, but as we've stated before, not in the cards as the studio is fully focused on Infinite and MCC. Will never say never, but nothing underway currently— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) September 13, 2021
Halo 5: Guardians is available to enjoy on Xbox consoles, but the game will not be receiving any sort of next-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X|S consoles that enables higher frame rates or other exciting improvements. The reason for this is unclear, but 343 Industries pointed out that Halo 5 already benefits from faster loading times and higher-resolution gameplay on Microsoft’s latest hardware.
Source: Brian Jarrard