Xbox One gamers have the opportunity to test out Halo Wars 2 open beta for a whole week until June 20. We reported that the game would be playable during the E3 event, but we never thought the developer would be so generous so as to offer Windows 10 gameplay images as well.
This multiplayer game can support up to six players on the Xbox One console. The developer promises that Halo Wars 2 will offer an all-new Halo story for the Xbox One and Windows 10, and will also bring back interesting memories for those who played the original game.
Halo Wars 2 allows players to take the role of the Master Chief, humanity’s best defense against the evil Covenant forces, but they can also assume the identity of the Covenant Elite known as the Arbiter. Players can now use previously undiscovered Covenant armaments and pilot new vehicles as they fight against an all-new alien army in new environments.
The game’s developer, 343 Industries, says the decision to bring Halo Wars 2 to PC was the best decision they’ve ever made, adding that it was fueled by gamer demand.
To tease PC gamers, the developer revealed gameplay footage from the first mission of the game running on Windows 10. The images sports impressive graphics and fluid gameplay.
Halo Wars 2 on Windows 10 traces fire very well, so you can clearly see who’s shooting at you and what you’re shooting at. The images also show impressive scenes when things are blown up: explosions are spectacular and overall, visual effects will definitely hook you.
The developer team heavily focused on making the game look beautiful, offering gamers as much control as possible over the game action. Players should expect to see classic RTS modes on Windows 10 as well as brand new styles that 343 Industries will reveal as the official game release draws near. Some of these new modes are created especially for RTS newbies, so don’t be afraid to dive into Halo Wars 2 if you’ve never played a real-time strategy game before.
Halo Wars 2 will be released for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on February 21, 2017.
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