Update: 343 Industries has announced that a Community Playlist will be added to Halo 5 multiplayer next month.
Halo 5: Guardians has been caught in a frenzy of community-created maps following the release of the series’ lauded Forge mode last month, with praise directed towards the available assets and blank canvas maps. Tom French of 343 Industries has confirmed that the studio is currently working on new canvases and structures.
While Halo 5‘s edition of Forge is widely regarded as the best rendition in the series – used to create incredible maps such as Sandtrap Classic or the entire collection of Halo: CE maps – fans are nevertheless looking for new additions to bolster their creations, which are damn impressive so far.
Responding to a question regarding upcoming Forge updates and additions, 343 Industries’ Mission Designer Tom French replied that they are indeed “making new canvases” as well as adding pre-built structures “in a more exciting way” – both of which are highly requested additions by Forge fans.
@FPSGamer48 We are making new canvases. Prebuilt structures will come at some point but in a more exciting way. That's all I can say 4 now
— Tom French (@pardontomfrench) January 13, 2016
While this move was expected, it’s great to hear confirmation from a member of the team that these additions are on the way. It will be interesting to see what an “exciting way” entails, but if Forge itself is any indication, then it’ll no doubt be a great addition.