Microsoft is killing off this popular Xbox One game release
Xbox One owners have been given some bad news about a popular game release.
Fans of Halo Wars 2 recently petitioned developer 343 Industries to improve and update the game.
Among the requests were a Halo Wars 2 Steam release, multiplayer balances, bug fixes and new features such as mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One and replays.
Fans also want Microsoft and 343 Industries to release new maps and unit skins.
343 Industries has since replied to the petition, and it’s bad news for fans.
“As awesome as all of these requests are, and as much as we personally share these same desires, the unfortunate reality is that we currently are unable to commit to any future Halo Wars 2 continued development or support at this time,” reads a 343 statement.
“The same team that is currently working on bringing MCC to PC and Halo: Reach to MCC (the 343 Publishing Team) is also the team that helped make Halo Wars 2 a reality.
“With the large scope and immense amount of work surrounding MCC for PC, the resources that were previously focused on Halo Wars 2 have been pulled over to help support MCC and Halo: Reach development.”
343 Industries didn’t rule out a future update, but don’t expect new Halo Wars 2 content to be released anytime soon.
“This doesn’t mean the team won’t revisit Halo Wars 2 in the future – we’ll never say never – but it does mean that these requests are things the team is unable to commit to for the foreseeable future,” the statement continues.
“Who knows, maybe they will be able to focus on some of the requests in the petition later down the road, but at this time, in the interest of transparency and open dialog, we just wanted to be up front and realistic that there are no current plans to do so.”
Halo Wars 2 is currently available for £29.99 on the Xbox Store.
Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe.
Microsoft explains more: “It’s the Halo experience you’ve dreamed of – controlling entire armies of Marines, Warthogs, Scorpion tanks, and Spartans on the battlefield from the Commander’s point of view.
“The heroes of Halo Wars awake to find themselves – and the galaxy – in more danger than ever.
“Following the events of Halo 5, the all-new story is told in action-packed missions set on the legendary Halo destination known as the Ark. Players will command overwhelming firepower in large-scale battles against a terrifying threat facing the UNSC and all of humanity.”
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