Forbes: There were few surprises in Microsoft’s Gamescom conference this morning, mostly an extrapolation of currently announced games, showing more footage from titles like Crackdown, Quantum Break and Scalebound. But there was one moment that was certainly a surprise, near the very end when Microsoft announced that Halo Wars 2 was being developed for Xbox One and PC.
The details are scarce, but from what was shared so far, at least the idea is promising. The cinematic trailer showed a new side of the galactic Halo war, though no gameplay, but Microsoft relayed that it’s Total War developer Creative Assembly taking a crack at the strategy game in concert with 343, which now rules the Halo franchise in the wake of Bungie’s departure. Given that Total War is one of the few remaining quality games in the Real-Time Strategy genre, that’s very good news indeed.