Halo Wars surprised a lot of skeptics when it was met with generally positive reviews and then flew off of store shelves en route to selling over 1 million copies. Since its launch, Halo Wars has garnered a stable and sizable online community that meets up on Xbox Live daily to test the latest tactics on this real-time strategy game. Though the group that made Halo Wars, Ensemble Studios, was shut down by Microsoft, members of that team have since formed Robot Entertainment.
This new studio will support Halo Wars with balancing patches and game add-ons. The first, titled Strategic Options, will add several new multiplayer modes and will release on Xbox Live soon. Robot Entertainment's Dave Pottinger, a producer on Halo Wars, recently opened up to IGN with details on that add-on, possible upcoming expansions, and the future of Robot.