Xbox One/PC Halo Wars Remaster Splits Off For Standalone Release

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition launches this week.

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The remastered version of strategy game Halo Wars, previously offered as a bonus for a premium version of its sequel, will soon be sold as its own, standalone game.

Microsoft has described Halo Wars: Definitive Edition as an "enhanced" version of the 2009 RTS with enhanced visuals and new Achievements. It also comes with all of the DLC that was available for the original version.

Xbox One and PC versions will be available, with the latter being sold through both the Windows Store and Steam. The Xbox Store and Windows Store versions feature Xbox Play Anywhere, providing buyers with access to the game on both platforms. If you're playing on Steam, the game will have Steam Achievement support, as well as access to the server browser also available in the Windows Store version.

Definitive Edition launches this Thursday, April 20, for $20 on all platforms. Definitive Edition was originally released back in December, but only for those who preordered Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition.

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