As many of you may already know, Microsoft recently released the sequel to 2009’s Halo Wars with Halo Wars 2 which launched back in February. During E3 of 2016, Microsoft confirmed that a Halo Wars: Definitive Edition had been in the works for quite sometime, and would be available a few months before the release of Halo Wars 2, available for buyers whi purchased the Ultimate Edition version of Halo Wars 2 at the $79.99 price point.

While $79.99 isn’t all that steep at all for an Ultimate Edition version of a game, many fans of the first Halo title were a bit disappointed that they had to drop that much money just to receive the title, especially considering it released a few months ahead of Halo Wars 2, launching on December 20th. With that said, for those of you who may still be interested in reliving the classic Halo Wars experience in upgraded visuals, Microsoft is making the Halo Wars: Definitive Edition much more accessible for those looking to get their hands on it.

Starting this week, both Windows PC owners and Xbox One owners will be able to purchase the game standalone via off of the Xbox Store or via Steam (for PC owners) – for only $19.99. This is a great opportunity if you are one of those who have been waiting for the game to be available aside from Halo Wars 2, or just at a cheaper price in general.


As a heads up, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is in fact a Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means those who purchase it from either the Xbox Store or the Windows Store will receive the other version of the title for free. If you are more leaning towards the Steam purchase however, it’s also important to note that the Steam version has it’s own set of achievements and a server browser – you’ll be gaining a few extra features.


Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be available standalone on Steam, Windows Store, and Xbox Store this Thursday, April 20th.