Aside from getting enhanced for Xbox One X with visual upgrades that take advantage of the powerful console, the next update will enable cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 users.
Attention all units! Crossplay between Xbox One consoles and Win10 PCs is coming to Halo Wars 2 later this year! pic.twitter.com/GZokuMQdf2Attention all units! Crossplay between Xbox One consoles and Win10 PCs is coming to Halo Wars 2 later this year! pic.twitter.com/GZokuMQdf2— Halo (@Halo) October 18, 2017October 18, 2017
As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players have the ability to enjoy Halo Wars 2 on their console or Windows 10, but up until now that hasn't included online cross-play. In a statement issued to the press, 343 Industries said that the team has worked hard to deliver this feature and final testing indicates it's ready for release. This update will also add Xbox Arena support so gamers will be able to organize and carry out their own tournaments soon.
Cross-play, Xbox Arena support, and the Xbox One X visual enhancements are all targeted for release in late October. However, you'll have to wait until November 7, 2017 to play the game in 4K when the console launches.
Halo Wars 2 brings real-time strategy to the Halo universe again. During the campaign you lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy known as the Banished. Be sure to check the game out at retailers if you love strategy experiences or liked the first game all those years ago.
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This is good news. They should've done it from the get-go, though.
This is great news.
I bought latest dlc and for now just wait xbox one x to play in 4k
Awesome news. On crossplay. Why are Sony being so crap to everyone? In the last few weeks over 25 games have all been announced with Switch,Xbox and PC crossplay. None of them include PS4. What are Sony doing? It's like they don't care about the consumer. Even Gran Turismo is always online with no Offline mode at all. No career and no content. It's like they do well then throw it all down the toilet.
Now we need mouse and keyboard support for this game on Xbox. I prefer to pay it on PC but there's no community at all. That's why i have to play it on my Xbox. And a release on steam with Crossplay between all three platforms would be great.
They are late
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