Creative Assembly Reveal Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and PC

Microsoft has revealed Halo Wars 2 for both Xbox One and PC.

The game is being developed by Creative Assembly, who are owned by Sega. This makes yet another strategy game the studio is handling, alongside Total War: Warhammer.

Halo Wars 2 is set to launch in the fall of 2016, and will come with “fast-paced action, massive battles and an all-new Halo story.”

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  1. Jack
    August 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    No one asked for this

  2. deadeye
    August 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Can’t say I expected this, but I think I might be interested. Halo Wars was pretty neat.

    And it’s getting released on the platform it should be released on. Now why can’t MS put the other Halo games on PC?

  3. Guest
    August 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I don’t really think Halo has the clout it used to have to make something like an RTS spin-off successful. Who knows though, maybe it’ll give SC2 a run for it’s money if they design it well. Any RTS is better than nothing at this point.

  4. Misogynerd
    August 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    How many games are Creative Assembly working on? Glad to see Halo wars turn to the PC though.

  5. Neojames82
    August 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    True, though if they are going to develop it for both XB1 and PC it is sadly probably going to be dumb down. Though I’ll admit, Halo Wars was a fun RTS, if extremely simple.

  6. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    August 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    i think it’s exclusive for Windows 10

  7. sanic
    August 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Always meant to try the first one, maybe some day.

  8. MaidKillua
    August 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I liked Halo Wars so im excited. Gonna need an Xbone

  9. DeusEx
    August 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    An RTS on a console? Never had very good experiences with.

  10. Arbitrary
    August 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I should be a legal requirement for developers to issue a formal warning in the description of a video when it contans absolutely no gameplay, whatsoever.

    Or simply make it illegal to create the fucking things to begin with.

  11. Haze
    August 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    oh come on no need to make it illegal that’d be too extreme
    but a friendly warning would be a polite way to show respect to the audience
    just let us know if the trailer is worth watching at all or not instead of making us waste time

  12. Haze
    August 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    people wanted real halo on PC, so much they have been modying the F2P russian game
    but microsoft won’t deliver

  13. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    August 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm


  14. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    August 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Halo Wars killed Ensemble Studios, the people from Age of Empires fame. Let’s hope Halo’s taint doesn’t bring too many problems to CA.

  15. pattywagon
    August 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Halo Wars wasn’t a bad game, but just an incredibly mediocre RTS. Considering Creative Assembly’s track record as of late, then my hopes aren’t too high. I love the Total War series, but they screwed up big time with Rome.

    Also with Sega’s big announcements, then where is an English port of Valkyria Chronicles 3? Or a Western release for the latest Yakuza game? Or PSO2? Or some new announced sequels to some of these beloved Japanese titles? Why do they constantly take a crap on American/European fans for their Japanese games?

  16. Fenrir007
    August 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Maybe they were waiting for Windows 10 to be out so they can drive the adoption rates of it for gamers by making the Halo games Windows 10 exclusive.

  17. flashn00b
    August 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’m gonna guess it’ll be another Rome 2?

  18. Fenrir007
    August 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Maybe you need a trigger warning there ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  19. Wisdomcube2000
    August 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I asked for this, and so did many others by the looks of it ;)

  20. Ms_Fortune
    August 5, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Halo wars owns.

  21. Alcatraz
    August 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    In the news: Sega is making a new Halo RTS for Xbox and Windows….

  22. InfectedAI
    August 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    F2P Russian game?

  23. InfectedAI
    August 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I would love it if the Samurai era Yakuza game and Yakuza 1/2 HD for Wii U were localized. I’d definitely play the heck out of PSO 2/Nova. So many games that would easily make them money if localized, but they have no faith in the western markets.

  24. pattywagon
    August 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Sega’s Market Research, or lack thereof is horrible. I remember they were shock how well Valkryia Chronicles sold on PC. Sadly they still can’t figure out how there is an audience for some of their Japanese games.

  25. InfectedAI
    August 5, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I’d kill for the Yakuza games on PC. They’d sell so well. Hopefully Vakyria’s sales figures pique their interest in porting and localizing more games to the PC.

  26. pattywagon
    August 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I just want Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 ported to a non-dead system. They released a PS3 sequel for PSP only in 2010? Are they dumb?