Halo Wars 2 announced for Xbox One and PC

At Microsoft’s press conference at Gamescom 2015, 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross took to the stage to announce Halo Wars 2, the franchise’s second foray into the real-time strategy genre. The new Halo title is scheduled to hit the Xbox One and PC sometime in Autumn 2016.

The announcement was accompanied by a teaser trailer, which can be seen below.

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Creative Assembly is the developer behind this new Halo game. Its past efforts include the Total War strategy games as well as Alien: Isolation. Fans of the genre couldn’t have asked for better developer to work on Halo Wars 2.

Those who find it hard to play Strategy games on a controller will be pleased with the announcement of the keyboard and mouse enabled PC version. As of writing, Microsoft hasn’t announced plans to offer keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One. However, should the option be available, the game may end up being a cross-play title.

Stay tuned for further news regarding Halo Wars 2 as it becomes available. In the meantime, let us know what platform you’ll be picking the game up for come Autumn next year. Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Muhammad Ali Bari

Reviews Editor at GearNuke

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