Microsoft and 343 Industries have confirmed that Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is getting a standalone release on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a remaster of the original Halo Wars, and launched alongside Halo Wars 2. However, the only way to get the game was to purchase the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, which was $20 more than the standard edition. Luckily, for those who held off on purchasing the Ultimate Edition, Microsoft is making the remaster available as a standalone purchase.
Players can pick the game up via the Xbox Store or the Windows 10 store. Most exciting, however, is that Halo Wars: Definitive Edition can also be picked up on Steam. You’re getting the same experience across all three versions, including Achievements on Steam. However, it is very important to note that the Windows 10 and Steam do not support cross-play. That’s a big shame that players on each platform won’t be able to do battle with each other.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is out April 20 for $20 on Xbox Store, Windows 10 Store, and Steam. No word on if or when Halo Wars 2 might launch on Steam.