343 Industries previously said it is focused on supporting Halo: The Master Chief Collection and has no plans to return to Halo Wars 2, a real-time strategy co-developed with Creative Assembly and released in 2017 on Xbox One and Windows 10. But now all games MCC is presented on PC and fans wondered if the team would return to work on the RTS series. Unfortunately, you shouldn’t count on it.
What’s more, there are currently no plans to release Halo Wars 3 or any new game in the series. “It’s not always easy to be open and transparent, especially when we expect that this is not the answer the community wants to hear. But we want to put it bluntly: 343 Industries has no current plans for further work on Halo Wars 2, including content updates, balance fixes, porting the game to other platforms, or releasing a new game in the seriesCommunity manager John Junyszek wrote in a post on Halo Waypoint. – However, we will continue to monitor the game and ensure that everything works as expected. “…
Unizhek made a reservation that this is the present situation. It is possible that the Halo Wars series will return at some point in the future, but for now, it’s best not to count on it too much: “As of today, the development team has no plans to resume work on Halo Wars 2, and we are not working on a new game in this series. But we’re never going to say never, because, well, who knows what the future might bring. “
In general, no work is being done on Halo Wars – hopes for the release of Halo Wars 2 on Steam can also be left. A natural question arises – why? “It really comes down to issues of limited time, resources and current studio occupations., – said Yunizhek. – Team 343 Publishing there is no shortage of ideas and inspiration for the development of MCC, also a lot of work is underway to support the Halo series… In addition, most of the studio’s specialists are fully focused on working on the launch of Halo. Infinite (and you may have also heard that the launch is just the beginning for this project). Given the widespread initiatives that are already loaded with the studio, we are unfortunately unable to devote the time and attention needed to create additional updates and content within the Halo series. Wars“.
Halo Wars 2 was released almost four years ago, and the last update for the game, which introduced changes to the balance, was released in August 2020. “Halo Wars 2 expanded the Halo universe, introduced us to new characters and environments, and also inspired the franchise with her classic art style and new Exiles faction, – concluded the representative of 343 Industries. – Thanks again to everyone in the community. Halo Wars for the support. We look forward to meeting the Exiles again this fall in Halo Infinite“…
By the way, those wishing to check out Halo Wars 2 can do so thanks to the demo available in the Windows Store.
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