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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition coming to Xbox/Windows Store and Steam this week as a standalone title

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, the remastered version of the original Xbox 360 game, will finally get the broader release it deserves. Brian Jarrard, Community Manager at 343 Industries announced today on Xbox Wire that the real-time strategy game will be available to purchase as a standalone title on the Xbox Store, Windows Store and Steam starting April 20.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition was released last year on the Windows Store as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, but until now you could only get it by purchasing the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition bundle. This new Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will still be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning that will be able to play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. However, the Steam release also means that the PC version of the game will no longer be a Windows 10 exclusive. According to Jarrard, the Steam version “includes full support for Steam Achievements as well as a server browser, where anyone can create and host a game for others to search and join.”

This is very good news for Halo fans, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will actually become the only first-party Xbox Play Anywhere title from Microsoft to be released on Steam. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will list for $19.99, and the store listing mentions a PC with Windows 7, an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a Intel HD Graphics 4200 GPU as minimum specs. If you’re interested in the PC game, let us know in the comments if you plan to get it from the Windows Store or Steam.

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