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See Halo Wars 2 running on Windows 10

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Earlier today at the Xbox conference, Microsoft announced that Halo Wars 2 is releasing February 21, 2017. Later in the day, 343 Industries' Dan Ayoub stopped by the PC Gaming Show to talk about the Windows 10 version and walk us through some gameplay. 

According to Ayoub, Halo Wars 2 will include classic multiplayer modes "that RTS players want and expect," but also some new modes that "more casual" players should gravitate to. On balancing the hyper-competitiveness of RTSes and accessibility, he says 343 will be focusing on both experienced players and newcomers as individuals. And thankfully, whatever our experience level we won't have to put up with console controls in the PC version. Check out the full interview and gameplay above.

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.