Halo Wars 2 Physical PC Version Canceled In The US, Still On For Europe
Microsoft says its plans "have shifted."
"Our retail plans have shifted and Microsoft has made the decision to focus the release of the physical retail version to Europe only," 343's community manager, Brian Jarrard, said on Halo Waypoint.
In January, Microsoft announced a partnership with THQ Nordic for the physical version of Halo Wars 2's PC edition. In the statement, Jarrard said THQ Nordic is a "great partner;" the company continues to work with THQ Nordic to "ensure this transition remains smooth for our customers."
"We apologize to any customers affected by the change in our retail plans, and thank everyone for the continued support as we look forward to the release of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC," Jarrard said.
Halo Wars 2 will be available on Xbox One physically and digitally around the world; nothing is changing on that front.
Halo Wars 2 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. That means if you buy it digitally on Xbox One or PC, you'll receive access to the game--and all saves and progress--on the other platform at no extra cost. The game launches on February 21, though people who buy the $80 Ultimate Edition can start playing on February 17. That's the date that a Halo Wars 2 Xbox One S bundle goes on sale.
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