It turns out that the report was right on the money because this is pretty much what Xbox boss Phil Spencer hinted at in an interview with PC Gamer. Spencer said, “You could say I’m cheating a little bit by doing a half thing with putting Forge on PC, because we kind of have the tools working on PC to see what happens, but this is what we did with Forza, with Apex. I said, ‘This isn’t a full Forza game. Going forward, we’re going to bring our Forza games to PC complete.'”
Based on this, it sounded like Microsoft had plans to bring most, if not all, their first-party titles onto the PC. PC Gamer then asked Spencer if there would be any reason Microsoft might not release the next Halo title on the PC, Spencer replied by saying, “Not at all,” which to us sounds like it is more or less a confirmation.
As to why Halo 5 was not brought onto the PC, Spencer said, “Honestly the answer with Halo 5 is, I can go take last year’s game, rework it to go on PC, or I can have 343 look forward in what they’re going to go do.” That being said, the next Halo title has yet to be announced, but PC gamers should now be able to look forward to it.