Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Launching April 20 on Steam




/ 2 years ago

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Launching April 20 on Steam

Good news for Halo fans, the real-time strategy game Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is getting a Steam release for the PC on April 20 and it will only cost $19.99 USD. This marks the first time a Halo game gets the Steamworks treatment, abandoning its major Xbox live features and requirements. This means Xbox live membership is not a requirement. The bad news is that Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Steam version players will not be able to set up multiplayer games and interface with the “XBox Play Anywhere” ecosystem, including those with the UWP Windows 10-only version.

The last Halo game that offered online gameplay without an XBox Live requirement was Halo: Combat Evolved in 2013, ported by Gearbox software. Luckily, since Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is now on Steam, it is much more future-proof than the Gamespy matchmaking protocol used in Halo: Combat Evolved, so players need not to fear that they can only play the game for a few more years.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Launching April 20 on Steam

The minimum requirements list Windows 7 since it utilizes DirectX11 API. This means that although the graphics has not been updated to the latest DirectX12, it is much easier to run for older hardware and more players can enjoy it (which is a good thing for multiplayer games, since you are going to need more opponent player options).

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4200 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M AMD Radeon R5 M240
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 560, 650, 750 AMD HD 5850, 6870, 7790
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

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