It had been known for a while now that Halo Wars: Definitive Edition would be making its way onto Steam, thanks to a tweet from a Halo leaker a while back. However, there was no indication on when that might be, other than “soon”. Well, it is official now and Halo fans will not have to wait much longer to play this edition on Steam.
On the Steam store, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is pegged to be unlocked on April 20, 2017 (Thursday of this week). The game is already available for the Xbox One and PC and is an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars. However, this updated title also has new achievements and all the DLC from the original.
There is one important note to make about the upcoming Steam version. Players will be able to compete cooperatively online, but network play will be exclusive. In other words, cross-play will not be supported. Which means players from Steam will not be able to play online with players who bought the Windows Store version.
It is recommended to play this game with a PC rigged with at least 8 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor and the Windows 10 operating system. There is, unfortunately, no indication of the price on the Steam store.
For those unaware of what the original Halo Wars entailed, it is a real-time strategy video game. This made it quite different than the traditional Halo gameplay (first-person shooter). Set with an elevated view, it focuses on military combat as players’ command armies on the battlefield. It really does a fantastic job of providing a different angle of war, while still providing action-packed gameplay.
Finally, the enhanced version will be able to be enjoyed on Steam; fans will just have to remain patient for a few more days!