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Halo Wars 2 coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016

Microsoft's final announcement for its Gamescom 2015 Xbox briefing was the surprise reveal of Halo Wars 2. The sequel to the sci-fi real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe, is coming in the fall of 2016 for the Xbox One and Windows 10.

The game itself will be developed by The Creative Assembly, best known for their Total War RTS games. A CGI trailer for Halo Wars 2 was released, but it revealed little about the game, other than the fight between Earth forces and the Covenant is still the focus of the title. No other details about the game have been announced.

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  • I'm crying with joy right now.
  • You arent alone.   *starts sobbing in the corner*
  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
  • I'll only be happy once I know it's not a freemium game like Age of Empires: Castle Siege.
  • Ermahgerd
  • Best Thing Ever.
  • Awwww yeahhh!!!!!
  • May finally tip me over the edge into getting an xbox one
  • I'm wondering How MS is going to handle XB1 / Win10 games.  Are they going to have the option to buy the PC version from the Win10 app store?
  • You buy it through the Xbox App. The Xbox app is basically like Steam.
  • You can't buy Xbox games on that Xbox app for Win10. At least not NOW.
  • It'd be nice if they were just universal purchases.
  • Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • With their strategy to have cross platform play on xbox and pc, wonder if this will be, i highly doubt it since there would be a mismatch.
  • They have explained before that if a cross play is initiated, certain elements can be controlled to help level the playing field between KB and controller users.
  • Mouse & keyboard are coming to XBox one.  And eve if they weren't this is a RTS. How would there be a mismatch?
  • Keyboard bindings versus controller
  • Well since XBox One will have a keyboard this will not be an issue.
  • That would force console players to change their setup, which again puts them at a disadvantage
  • I suspect they could easily write Xbox Live matchmaking algorithms to separate players by input type (controllers in one pool, keyboards and mice in another pool).
  • Om---------Fg. This has made my day. If they announced this at E3 they would have caused mass hysteria and a few nerdgasms.
  • Time for me to get a new good laptop or else Xbox for gaming.
  • Oh em gee!
  • I screamed with joy when I saw this
  • Windows 10 app? Or a x86 desktop application? I never know.
  • DirectX12 x64 game
  • Total War: Halo!!   YES!   I wonder how epic it will be..  Would love a Star Wars: Empire at War type game with ground and space battles...     Either way, I'm all in!  
  • Why? Why did you do this? Now I'm not going to be able to get any work done today because I'll be imagining this.
  • That Spartan had the spirit of fire emblem on his shoulder, and someone mentioned Douglas. This seems to be a direct sequel, continuing the story of the team and ship from the first game!
  • Well according to canon they never make it to earth, the captain's son/grandson comes across Lord Hood and threatens to kill him for revenge on them for not finding them in time. (Events between Halo 3 and 4 if I recall correctly)
  • Yezzzzzzz, just replayed halo wars!! So happy
  • Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! This is going to be amazing!
  • So, when's that Halo Wars GWG backwards compatibility coming, yo?
  • This^
  • Well it was already gwg once and numerous times on sale and I think permanent price drop
  • I literally stopped work... Called my friend who is in school. He picked up the phone and told the teacher to shut up for two seconds while I screamed in his ear HALO WARS 2 WAS ANNOUNCED. HE then about died from being so excited. Xbox and Windows 10 is AMAZING.
  • Lol
  • Does the first one come to Xbox one via backwards compatibility so I can play it??
  • I hope they continue the trend and package in Halo Wars (Xbox 360) as a free purchase with Halo Wars 2. I also hope it's cross-buy with the Xbox for Windows 10 version.
  • Including preorder/le dlc
  • Yes! My favorite announcement!
  • Now I just need to finish the 1st
  • Yes, yes, yes!! Yes, please!
  • Its about time! I hope its similar to the first and not some brand new 'revolutionary' gameplay that turns out to be bad, unless its good of course.
  • Wonder if they are bringing this back because it is the style of game that could work well in HoloLens
  • I hope the entire halo Franchise gets optimized for all mobile platforms including the Apple TV 4th generation! I have an Xbox 360, an Motorola droid ultra, iPod touch 5, an rca Apollo android tablet, and an Nintendo wii! But I do not have enough money for an Xbox one!
  • I hope the entire halo Franchise gets optimized for all mobile platforms including the Apple TV 4th generation! I have an Xbox 360, an Motorola droid ultra, iPod touch 5, an rca Apollo android tablet, and an Nintendo wii! But I do not have enough money for an Xbox one!