Halo Wars 2 to Revive Console RTS

Halo Wars 2 is here to reive the console RTS, while plotting a new narrative direction for the main series.

Strategy games have always been a bit of a boondoggle on consoles. Yes, there was a time in those intrepid days of the fifth generation when consoles were inundated with ports of RTS classics like Command & Conquer, Dune 2000, WarCraft II, and the wonderfully grungy Krush, Kill ‘n’ Destroy; there was even an N64 version of Starcraft and an official mouse for PS1 real-time strategists. Looking back, all these efforts look like a strange footnote in the history of gaming-arising at a time before it became common knowledge that RTS games on consoles just don’t work.

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