We're getting mixed messages here from Microsoft, and now Halo 5 and Windows are in a prolonged "will they or won't they" period of non-exclusivity tension.
In the "will they" camp is series director Frank O'Connor, who recently stated "there is plenty of chance Halo 5 could appear on PC." You can watch the stream here. He's fairly blunt and casual about it.
Then we have the "won't they" camp, featuring a recent tweet from Aaron Greenberg, Xbox's marketing lead, who is of a very different opinion.
@RMDXBOX This is not true. Game is being made exclusively for Xbox One.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) October 23, 2015
Damnit, Microsoft, will I be able to splatter Spartans with a mouse and keyboard, like the good gods of gaming intended, or won't I? The suspense is killing me. And here I am, posting about it, playing right into your dirty little marketing hands.
I don't think this is the last we've heard of the matter. Following this, O'Connor will only get more questions about it, and as he's stated on the above stream, he doesn't mind that at all. Hopefully by that point, a few internal conversations will have occurred and everyone will be on the same page. Or maybe it's the start of a fabricated beef, designed to draw more attention to Halo?
Wouldn't be the first time.