THQ Nordic, Microsoft Team Up for Physical Release of Halo Wars 2 on PC

THQ Nordic is teaming up with Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries to release a physical version of Halo Wars for Windows 10 PCs.

PC players on Windows 10 now have the option to pick up Halo Wars 2 physically, or download it from the Windows 10 store. THQ Nordic will handle the worldwide physical release of the RTS game, releasing physical editions of both the Standard and Ultimate Editions of the game.

Both editions will receive high-quality packaging, and both will grant digital access to the Xbox One version of Halo Wars 2 via the Xbox Play Anywhere program. On top of this, the Ultimate Edition launches four days early and includes the Season Pass and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, a remastered version of the original classic that is playable on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.

“After working on so many titles together with Microsoft in 2016, we are stoked to start the year with another partnership. Being able to deliver such a big franchise to RTS and Halo fans alike, the opportunity to buy and own this game in a beautiful physical shape is something we appreciate a lot.” – Lars Wingefors, founder & Group CEO of THQ Nordic

“For fans who love to own the box, we’re excited to partner with THQ Nordic and bring Halo Wars 2 to physical release on Windows 10,” stated 343 Industries Studio Head of Strategy Games Development Dan Ayoub. “THQ Nordic has been great to work with and we look forward to the game’s release on Feb. 21, 2017.”

Halo Wars 2 officially launches February 21 on Xbox One and PC. The Ultimate Edition launches February 17, four days earlier.