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.
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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.