The Halo Wars 2 Open Beta is Live! At Microsoft?s E3 Press Conference, 343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announced that fans can head over to their Xbox One and start playing right now. The beta runs from June 13 ? June 20. The news was spoiled ahead of time thanks to an inadvertent listing on the Xbox Store, but it?s still good to get official confirmation from Microsoft.
The Halo Wars 2?Open Beta is Now Online
To go along with this huge announcement, Microsoft unveiled a stunning new cinematic trailer showing off an army of UNSC marines squaring off against The Banished, a new alien faction. The Xbox Store listing indicates that the download size for the console will be 13GB and that the beta will support multiplayer gameplay. No word yet if the beta will be coming to the PC at any point, but we?ll keep you posted.
The game looks to continue the tradition set by the original, which was an unexpected hit on the Xbox 360. ?Halo Wars 2? is an exciting new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10.? Reads the official description on the official Xbox Website.
Developed by Creative Assembly, a SEGA company and the creators of the popular ?Total War?? series, in partnership with 343 Industries, ?Halo Wars 2? is the sequel to the game that redefined real-time strategy on consoles.
Halo Wars 2 releases on February 21, 2017 on Microsoft?s Xbox One and PC. We?ll have more news and updates for you soon so stay tuned.
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