Microsoft Unveils Halo-Based RTS Game

Benjamin Nied - Sep 28, 2006

In even more Xbox 360 news, not only is Peter Jackson starting up a game studio to make more Halo-based games (yes, you read that correctly), but Microsoft has decided that the upcoming Halo 3 simply isn’t enough Halo for its legions of fans. Enter Halo Wars, a real-time strategy (RTS) game coming out exclusively for the Xbox 360 (duh) taking place before the first Halo game. For obvious reasons, Microsoft is keeping most of the details tightly under wraps, but to see what we DO know, hit the jump.

As stated above, the game is a prequel to the original Halo, *possibly* following the storyline of the Halo novel The Fall of Reach. According to the game’s website:

“Players will lead the crew of the UNSC’s “Spirit of Fire” from initial skirmishes to an all out war against the evil Covenant.”

Yeah, that probably didn’t tell you anything that you didn’t already know.

It IS rumored, however, that players will be able to take control of the Covenant forces as well as playing as the UNSC, finally allowing players to take the fight to Master Chief. No release information has been released yet, but my guess is that any/all information of that nature will see Halo lovers planning camping parties outside their local WalMarts. We’ll be sure to report any updates as soon as we get them, of course.

[via GamePro]

Must Read Bits & Bytes