Happy Wars will battle its way to the Windows Store in December

Happy Wars, a quirky free-to-play action battle game already available for Xbox One and Xbox 360, will make its way to Windows 10 on December 15. When it launches on the Windows Store, Happy Wars will also feature cross-platform play across all three systems.

If you're unfamiliar with Happy Wars, the game lets you take part in wacky online multiplayer battles involving up to 16 players at a time. The game is highly stylized, featuring a unique look to go along with its six classes and smattering of different gaming modes.

One big thing worth noting is that Happy Wars developer Toylogic says that it will "conclude service" for the Steam version of the game when Happy Wars launches on the Windows Store. From Toylogic:

This strategic decision to consolidate and focus efforts on maximizing the cross-play will expand the community, allow the team to better optimize its resources to prioritize growing and furthering the gameplay experience.

Luckily, you'll be able to transfer your save data from the Steam version to the Windows Store version of the game to hold onto your items and progress.

Will you be trying out Happy Wars when it launches on December 15? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to @WinUsr for the tip!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • This is a first, a game abandoning Steam to go to the Windows 10 Store, I like it :)
  • Agreed. Would love to see the Windows 10 Store disrupt the undeserved Steam monopoly. I think Scorpio will facilitate this, as developing 4K games for it will be nearly identical to developing it for the Windows 10 Store, and suddenly more publishers will be releasing games in the Windows 10 Store, and doing so using Xbox Live instead of Steamworks, so as to minimize development costs. This could be huge for Xbox.
  • I am addicted to this game, I love it!
  • Looks like a whole lot of fun! And the Steam angle is understandable and a thumbs up for Windows Store.
  • I can finally play with my daughter on seperate machines and play against each other.  When we split screen on the XBOX One we always are on the same team.
  • Does it have achievements?
  • Yes it does.
  • Looks awesome!