Microsoft will launch an official Halo Windows 10 PC app on September 8. It will act as a one-stop location for all things related to the Halo game universe, including news, videos, tutorials and more.
In a post on the Halo Waypoint site, Microsoft says the app will also serve as a way for players to learn more about the upcoming Halo 5: Forge map editor that will also be released on Sept. 8:
When we launch the Halo app with Halo 5: Forge in a couple weeks, the Halo 5: Forge game page will be your portal into the game. From here you can quickly jump in and start playing. As part of this experience, we will feature new Forge tutorials to help both new and veteran Forgers create and play great new Halo 5 game experiences. We will also share some of the top fan-created maps, games, and game clips and of course – fans will always be able to find latest news and info on Halo 5: Forge itself.
As you get a chance to explore the Halo app, you'll see that you can find, download, and launch all Halo games that are available on Windows PCs. You will also get great information on all our games – including upcoming releases like Halo Wars 2 and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition*! The Halo app will bring you all the latest news and information on what's happening in our world – from new stories to esports, from awesome collectibles to the latest game articles and videos. And it will be the place to go for tips and tricks from both our team and the broader Halo community.
In addition to map making, the Halo 5: Forge editor for Windows 10 will also support online multiplayer games as well for the PC.