Microsoft announced during the E3 2016 press event that it has launched the Halo Wars 2 open beta for the Xbox One version of the upcoming sci-fi RTS sequel.

In addition to the public beta, Microsoft showed a new trailer for the game, which is being developed by The Creative Assembly, the developers behind the Total War franchise. The game will also be released for Windows 10 as well. There's no word yet on a release for Halo Wars 2, just "early 2017", but the beta will end on June 20.

Stay tuned for more information on Microsoft's E3 2016 press event.

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