Halo Wars 2 Is Coming To PC With Full Keyboard And Mouse Support

343 Industries made a welcome appearance during the PC Gaming Show with the announcement of Halo Wars 2 for PC.

Although RTS (real time strategy) games are normally reserved for PC, Halo Wars was only released for the Xbox 360. Halo and RTS fans alike questioned why Halo Wars never saw a PC port, but with Halo Wars 2 on the horizon, their queries should be answered. Dan Ayoub, the Studio Head of Strategy Games Development at 343, assured us that Halo Wars 2 won’t be a treated like a copy-and-paste port. Instead, Halo Wars 2 is being developed for both controllers and the traditional keyboard and mice combos alike.

Not only will Halo Wars 2 feature the classic competitive modes that are ubiquitous with RTS games, but it will also feature casual modes that are easy for any player to jump into.

Halo Wars 2 is slated for release on February 21, 2017.

Alexander Quejado is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Alexander Quejado on Twitter. 

Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

Tom's Hardware News Team

Tom's Hardware's dedicated news crew consists of both freelancers and staff with decades of experience reporting on the latest developments in CPUs, GPUs, super computing, Raspberry Pis and more.

  • spartanmk2
    Good news, I suppose. Never played Halo Wars as I only have a PC. Is it any good?
  • Quixit
    I hope there is cross-play between Xbox and PC.
  • lun471k
    @Quixit: Cross-play on an RTS? Better throw your controller away to fight off a mouse and keyboard where players can efficiently sustain 200-300 actions per minute.
  • targetdrone
    18120897 said:
    I hope there is cross-play between Xbox and PC.

    The Glorious PC Master Race with god given keyboard and mouse would slaughter the unwashed console gamer peasants like they were Zerg drones.