The Creative Assembly’s Halo Wars 2 Due In Feb 2017

Total War developers The Creative Assembly have stuck their thumb into Microsoft’s gamepie and pulled out a technoplum, by which I of course mean that they’re making Halo Wars 2 [official site] for Windows 10. Halo Wars is a real-time strategy spin-off from the Xbox’s flagship FPS, with the first one released on Xbox 360 in 2009. Well, now this sequel has a release date: February 21st, 2017. That’s a bit later than autumn 2016 date mentioned before. Still, it’ll cheer you up, I can show you moving pictures:

Halo Wars turns vehicles and troops from the FPS into RTS units, see. Ignore that ‘beta’ jazz in the trailer, mind. Right now, the beta is only on Xbone. Microsoft do say a PC beta will come sooner to release, though.

Halo Wars 2 will be another ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ game, which means that buying the game digitally on either Windows 10 or Xbone gets you the game on both. Yes, surely this will tie into Microsoft’s platform and store and whatnot.

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  1. Rich says:

    The only thing more generic than the look of the game, is that dialogue.

  2. BaronKreight says:

    They want to make new games, broaden their scope and audience, make more money. Can you blame them for this? No, but still I’d prefer them focusing on making total war games only.

  3. Harlander says:

    Is the skirmish in that first image taking place in and around an outdoor swimming pool?

  4. SomeDuder says:

    Oh hey, another Halo thing that isn’t any of the actual Halo. What does MS have to lose at this point to release the original games on Steam? The original Xbox isnt even sold anymore, cripes…