Halo Wars Still A Worthy Franchise, Says New Halo Studio

Halo Wars Still A Worthy Franchise, Says New Halo Studio

Halo Wars survived Microsoft’s assault to take down its leaderboards late last year, showing that the game still has some fight in it. 343 Industries, Microsoft’s new internal studio handling the Halo franchise, tipped its cap to the console RTS, calling it sequel- and even Kinect-worthy.

That said, there are no plans to take this game in either direction. “It was a huge success,” 343’s Frank O’Connor told CVG, citing Halo Wars’ status as the top selling RTS on this generation of consoles (an admittedly small field.)

But “is the will to do a sequel there? Who knows. We could do something that works on Kinect, for example,” O’Connor said. “There’s no will against it but we’re not working on it right now.”

In the same talk O’Connor played down talk that a European studio is cooking up a rumoured Halo 1 remake. But if anything, those rumours, and the fast and vociferous defence of Halo Wars, show the community still has plenty of demand for all things Halo.

“The appetite for this stuff is huge as long as the quality is there – and that’s the way that we should approach it,” O’Connor said.

Halo Wars 2 could work on Kinect, says 343 [CVG]


  • I could see kinect working really well with an rts and may actually be worth buying kinect for. But probably not…

    • I was talking about using kinect with my mate before it even came out 😀
      Didn’t think anyone else thought it would be a good idea.

  • For an RTS to succeed with a great fan-base and mods available…. why don’t they just swallow their egos and release it on PC. Hell i’m sure ppl will buy it for sure after seeing the mess that was Command and Conquer 4

  • I really enjoyed Halo Wars, but it’d be so much better on PC, honestly. I’m the sort of person who is obsessed with keeping my units alive so the relative lack of control in that department was almost heartbreaking in Halo Wars. The final cutscenes with the Spartan vs Elite fight was worth the price of admission alone though.

  • It was excellent.. although I question why the flood was involved.

    I’d gladly buy a Halo Wars 2.
    And Blur Animations have to do the cutscenes again.

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