Is Halo Wars going cross-platform?

Halo Wars is rumoured to be Microsoft's next full-bloodied first-party game to support cross-platform play between PC and Xbox 360. According to rumour circulating, a PC version of the RTS is going to be announced at next month's GDC in San Francisco. To be honest, we wouldn't be at all surprised if Halo Wars was confirmed for PC at some point. Previous games in the Halo franchise have appeared on the platform, after all. Though this is a slightly different kettle of fish.

We reached for the Microsoft hotline... "We do not comment on rumour and speculation", the company's UK arm replied when we queried it on the report. Cross-platform action between PC and Xbox 360 has hardly set the world on fire to date. Shadowrun failed to impress, and we've heard pretty much zero in terms of support from third-parties, although Sega RTS Universe at War does have the feature.

Halo Wars is in development at Ensemble Studios, which has worked on the Age of series of strategy games for PC. And it's looking ace.

News source: CVG

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sad, they should get the facts traight ... pc first consoles later .... then again .. strategy on a console with a pad .. a laugh ... then agian ... stupid thing will happen

(zeta_immersion said @ #4)
sad, they should get the facts traight ... pc first consoles later .... then again .. strategy on a console with a pad .. a laugh ... then agian ... stupid thing will happen

Yes, Pc's first so they dont sale f**k all then consoles where they'll sale more.... you really thing they'll go for that plan, because most of the people on pc download the game rather than buying it! but yea its better on pc, but still good to have an option for a console.

LMAO.. they're going to design it so it can be played on a console and using a joypad, then the PC will get a ported version....

They buttf**ked the RPG, now they're going to do the same to the RTS.

"Though this is a slightly different kettle of fish."

I...really don't see how it's any different at all. In fact, it just makes sense that an RTS will appear on the PC since that's one of the genres the PC does best.

(daftperception said @ #2.1)
except for rpg's I don't know any genre that pc doesn't do better. Not that I'm saying thats a bad thing rpg's are my favorite next to fps.

WTF?..

Are you REALLY saying that consoles do better RPG's than a pc? LMAO.

(The Walker said @ #2.2)

WTF?..

Are you REALLY saying that consoles do better RPG's than a pc? LMAO.


No, he isn't saying that. Go back and re-read his comment.

(rajputwarrior said @ #1)
who cares about cross platform multiplayer, i just want it on pc cause it's an RTS...

I think it should have only been released on the PC. RTS games don't feel right on consoles to me.

(MightyJordan said @ #1.1)
I think it should have only been released on the PC. RTS games don't feel right on consoles to me.

That's a very self-important thing to say... just because console RTS's don't feel right to you, they shouldn't release a console version?