At the Microsoft E3 press conference, Halo Wars 2, a sequel to their real time strategy spinoff of the popular franchise was announced for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Halo Wars 2 is also slated to be part of Microsoft’s “Xbox Anywhere” campaign in which it does not matter which system you buy it for as you will have access to the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with a single purchase.
Microsoft describes the games as follows:
The heroes of Halo Wars return to find themselves, and the galaxy, in more danger than ever! Following the events of Halo 5, the all-new story is told in 13 action-packed missions set on the legendary Halo destination known as the Ark. Construct your bases, prepare your vehicles, and amass your troops. Lead them into huge battles that span across alien environments in a vast collection of campaign and multiplayer maps. Play with or against your friends and the Xbox Live community in up to 3v3 matches. All-new Units with explosive firepower, Leaders with special abilities that help to turn the tide in battle, and thrilling multiplayer modes are at your fingertips as you battle on a variety of maps.
An all-new enemy threatens the Halo universe and the only thing standing between Armageddon and humanity is the brave crew on board the Spirit of Fire.
Halo Wars 2 delivers real-time strategy at the speed of Halo combat. Get ready to lead armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions and exciting new units in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.
The game will be available on February 21, 2017, but you can take part in the multiplayer beta which starts today, June 13, and runs through June 20.