OnlySP: Microsoft just dropped what's probably going to be the biggest bomb of Gamescom 2015.
Great news. I'm surprised Creative Assembly (Sega) is working on it.
Yea, that was totally unexpected but fantastic at the same time. They know how to make an RTS. I'm also curious to know how they translate their style of gameplay into an Halo RTS.
And cross play with PC gamers. It'll be mad. That keyboard/mouse support will come handy no doubt
@septic: KB/Mouse support might just come to Xbox One!
Yes! This is awesome.
Nice, been waiting for this....they are really doing a good job of diversifying the game types on X1, and Halo Wars was my favorite RTS on consoles last gen.
Didn't a lot of staff from the closure of Ensemble Studios go to Creative assembly? If so many of them would have experience with the previous Halo Wars.
Yeah the fact creative assembly are making it just rockets this announcement to a whole new level. Great surprise.
Awesome. First one was decent but only because the awesome Ensemble Studios was working on it. Still sad all these years later that they just dismantled Ensemble Studios like that, especially when they had NEVER made a bad game ever. Good news though, as RTS games on consoles are prime for a good push this and next gen. * There BETTER be more than just two factions. That stuff flew in the 90's...barely....but even then Age of Empires had multiple civs. Playing as the humans over and over again got boring real quick in Halo Wars.
It wasn't microsoft's fault though it was the recession.
WOW! Just wow! Wasn't expecting that! Beat Halo Wars on Legendary. Absolutely loved that game! Next year is going to be fantastic again, for XBOX ONE.
Scalebound and Halo Wars 2 has me very jelly.
You know there is a way to remedy that jelly, right? :)
I saw what you done there
Ballsy move going to windows 10, but it's an RTS, it's the perfect fit!!!! Oh my God YES, HALO WARS 2. I HAVE WAITED SO LONG!
I agree, cannot wait. I dont play as many strategy games now that I play more games on console than the PC but Halo Wars on the 360 was amazing. Now to hopefully play Halo Wars on xbox one backwards compatibility as a primer before 2 comes out.
I would imagine MS will give Halo Wars way with Halo Wars 2 the same they are doing with other games
I not surprised the announcement of this game came shortly after Xbox One mouse and keyboard support.
They said they were looking into keyboard and mouse support for Xbox one. They did not say it would actually happen.
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Never played the last one, I'll have to look into this though.
The first one was one of my favorite RTS games. Basically command and conquer in Halo, worked so well. Just, with the power of the 360 the amount going on, on screen was pretty limited so I'm super interested to know just how big they're going with 2. Also, you should look up the soundtrack for the game if you like any Halo music. So good.
This is just crazy! I can't believe so much greatness is going on behind closed doors. MS has done a total 180 and I'm thinking now it's only just getting started.
Thats a wrap folks. Xbox one even in 2016 is sitting pretty.
Agreed, ive said it over and over. Xbox One to me still has the best 2016 of consoles as well. But hey someone will just point out how my avatar says everything about me..lol. btw- Scalebound blew me away. I havent seen much of anything else cause im at work but will have to watch recap when i get home. The gameplay was amazing. I was looking at the way the dragon was interacting with envoirnment was awesome. When he starts walking and the tree toppled over that was crazy....the destruction on crackdown is the best i seen in awhile for such a big game. Also looking forward to Cobalt. Man i gotta go guys but enjoy the rest of the day discussing Xbox and Windows10 awesome Gamescom!!
YES! YES! I'm so happy right now. I thought MS would never make a sequel to Halo wars. This definitely means Decisive games is working on Age of mythology or Age of Empires : )
MS recently bought Rise of Nations IP so could be that either but yes Im very happy bought Halo Wars 2...
2016 will be overload on XB1 with console exclusives. Recore KI season 3 Quantum Break Crackdown 3 Sea of Thieves Scalebound Forza Horizon 3 Gears 4 Halo Wars 2 That is 9 freaking awesome games in a year and almos all of them are differnt style and genre. Well done team xbox. This is indeed the best lineup in xbox history starting with Rare Replay today.
Notice something about that list? No First Person Shooters!
Yeah that is great news! If you don't like FPS otherwise not really, either ways Gears is a very heavily based shooter.
Thats the best part about it. Now no one can say its just shooters. Aslo aside from Scalebound also looking forward to that other action rpg Bloodstained or something like that...im sneaking behind bushes to take a look on youtube im out guys shit!!
Prepare for Titanfall (2)?
What a lineup!!!!!! and I thought 2015, was gonna be epic.
Im actually looking forward to next years games more than this years. What a lineup 2015/2016 of xbox games... great time to be an xbox gamer.
And all exclusive!!!
Wow that looks like one of the best years of gaming in the past decade. Halo wars 2 and ki make me soooooooooooooooooooo happy =D
No lack of first party games and new first party IPs on XB1!
Or on PS4.(or even Wii U) Your point?
Are you trying to bait people into posting a similar PS4 list?
Yes because listing Xbox One games on an article about an Xbox One game is actually all about the ps4! What's that? Happy to be an Xbox gamer? Well ps4 gamers are more numerous and their collective happiness could fuel a rocket science ship to deep stars space! Oh! You are excited about more games coming to your console? How dare you blaspheme against the ps4?! That's honestly what you sound like.
Go away would ya. No one here mentioned PS4 or Wii U. Just a bunch of Happy Xbox gamers excited for a good diverse lineup of games coming in 2015 and 2016. We dont need you in here trying to start up a fanboy argument.
Yes now if MS can spread these out through the year they will official have remedied all of the issues I have ever had with them. CRACKDOWN 3 LOOKED SICK!!!!!
Battles are likely to be lot better because Creative assembly is doing it, they're experts at that.
And the batttles in HW1 were alredy kick ass, cant wait to see what Armageddons they come up with in that game
That's cool, loved the first one. Now, do you know what would equally be cool? An authentic Age of Empires. It's clearly becoming more possible because of Microsoft's transition to PC.
If creative assembly is working on Halo Wars 2. Then decisive games must be working on Age of Empires. It was previously thought that they were working on HW2.
They showed a solid 2015 holiday line up and then a 2016 one and they announced one more just in case that was not enough. I only watched about half the conference but it was solid.
Awww, Im glad that people who like these news are happy but what I now want to know is: Does this mean they arent working on a new Alien game :(
Sega Rule#1 Dont expect what you want because it won't happen
We have the first post-mortem interview going live in about a week discussing Alien: Isolation. I asked if they're continuing to develop the AI and couldn't say anything regarding that, so if you've paid close enough attention to gaming news over the years, you can probably assume what that means.
No, I hadnt heard about that. I already assumed they would do one considering how warmly received Isolation was + some other statements and the cliffhanger ending (havent played the DLCs so I dont know if thats where the story continued) Im glad to hear that they are probably working on it (didnt they say that the sequel was nearly a daily topic in the studio?). Kinda just wanted selfishly to see second Alien game next :)
Set 2 be greatest 2016 with that x1 list And ps4 list of SF5 uncharted 4 horizon world of final fantasy , star ocean 5 neir 2 etc
A few days ago I commented saying all I wanted was halo wars and killer instinct season 3. I got both of them scalebound, crackdown and quantum break look absolutely amazing.
Holy ****, Yes! I just re-bought halo wars last week hoping it will get backwards compatibility later.
This is cool, its not every day you get a Halo game on PC
Unless you're in Russia ;) *Referring to that F2P Halo game that came out over there.
Wow I did not expect that. I loved Halo Wars and now that its coming to PC, it should be even better.
Nice will pick this up on PC as playing rts games with a pad is down right awful.
Did you missed the 'Keyboard and Mouse support coming to XB1' memo?
why would i want to use a Keyboard and mouse on my console? it ruins the balance of games... If i'd rather use mouse and keyboard then i'd just by the game on my damn PC where the game will run better and look better.
Says RTS is awful on console because mouse and keyboard is best...Asks why he'd want to play RTS with keyboard and mouse on console a few minutes later!! Does trolling get any more transparent?
No one should want to play console with a M&K it completely ruins the balance online... As for RTS games their home is on a PC.
Cool to see CA getting into the lime light. Great dev.
Good lord was not expecting that. There just can't be so many exclusives in one yearr: Recore Quantum Break Sea of Thieves Crackdown 3 Scalebound Gears of war 4 Halo wars 2 At least one of them is definitely going to get pushed to 2017, my guess would be sea of thieves. Either way it's an insane line up!!
Good to see an RTS game make it's way back. Nice trailer too, I have no clue what's going on but it still looked interesting. And with keyboard and mouse support playing this game will be even better. Lets hope we get Age of Empires/Mythology soon for X1/PC
halo wars 2 ftw
I know the first one was XBox exclusive but I'm hoping for a PC version.
Its coming to windows 10.
I was interpreting it as cross-play as opposed to a separate release.