After people stopped asking and caring about the original Halo Wars being on PC, Microsoft decided to jump onto an empty bandwagon and give PC gamers Halo Wars: Definitive Edition for Windows 10.
The release of the Definitive Edition arrives as part of a bundle ahead of Halo Wars 2, which is due for release this upcoming February in 2017 for Windows 10 and Xbox One.
There’s a bit of a catch for playing Halo Wars on PC, though.
They note that you can pre-order the bundle to gain access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and then cancel your pre-order for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition.
They note that after pre-ordering the game, the code for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be delivered to your account between 7 and 10 days of placing the order…
“Pre-order the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition and receive Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The codes for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days from pre-order, beginning December 20, 2016. Redeem your code on Xbox One, Xbox.com or the Xbox App on Windows 10.”
Technically that’s not too bad. You just pre-order the game from the Microsoft store, wait a week or so to get the code in your Xbox messaging center and then cancel the pre-order.
It’s probably best to take advantage of this offer before it’s too late and Microsoft makes where you have to pre-purchase Halo Wars 2 in order to get Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on PC, a little like how Activision made people actually buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in order to get the HD remaster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Anyway, you can look for Halo Wars 2 to launch on PC and Xbox One starting February 21st in 2017.