Microsoft has announced that the standalone version of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is finally on its way to the Windows Store and surprisingly, to Steam, confirming the recent rumors. Previously, the game's Definitive Edition was only obtainable by purchasing the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition.
For those unfamiliar, Halo Wars was an Xbox 360 exclusive, massively popular real-time strategy game from 2009, featuring a co-op enabled campaign set in the Halo universe and multiplayer modes. Its remastered release comes packed with enhanced visuals and audio, new achievements, as well as all of the original game's DLC.
The new Steam version is arrives with the usual extras, such as Steam Cloud support, trading cards, achievements and more, with its store page already up. However, the caveat is that cross-play between Steam and Windows Store versions will not be possible, as the Steam version has a separate server browser.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be available as a stand-alone purchase on April 20 for Xbox One and Windows 10, as well as on Steam. In addition, keep in mind that the game is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which gives players that purchase it on either Xbox One or Windows 10, access to both platforms for free.