How do you compose a dynamic soundtrack? How do you decide what instruments to use? How do you work with themes created by legendary composers? These questions and more we put to composers Brian Lee White & Brian Trifon of Finishing Move and Gordy Haab, the trio behind the soundtrack of Halo Wars 2! Xbox One UK: What was the first action you all took in beginning to compose Halo Wars 2's score, and how did the process continue from there? Brian Trifon: The first thing we did was identify the aesthetic that collectively we wanted to create for the score. That process involved ... Read More »
Halo Wars 2 - the next entry in the sprawling Halo Universe saga - lands on 21st February, but from today eager Spartans will get the chance to test themselves in battle in the open Blitz Beta. Running from 20 - 30 January, the Blitz Beta showcases an entirely new way to play Halo Wars. Part Real Time Strategy title, part card strategy game, Blitz promises fast paced action where your deck of cards represents the troops and units at your disposal. Timing is key - the right card is no good if played at the wrong time, against the wrong ... Read More »
Anyone who pre-ordered the digital version of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, Early Access codes ship out today! The Ultimate Edition includes the 4-day early access to Halo Wars 2 and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, the season pass, and the standard game. If you've pre-ordered the digital version, expect to get a 5x5 code in your Xbox Message Center. Codes are sent in waves so it may take 7-10 days to get your code after today. If you've pre-ordered your digital copy from a retailer, then you can redeem the code from your Xbox Account and your code will be sent ... Read More »
Not only did The Game Awards show off some of the best titles of 2016, it also revealed some upcoming titles and showcased some never seen before footage, including some good news for Halo fans from 343 Industries. An exclusive trailer for Halo Wars 2 was shown providing deeper insight into the Halo Universe and a closer look at a new villain – Atriox. You can watch the trailer below: In addition to showing off the new Halo Wars 2 trailer, 343 Industries Industries revealed on stage that early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, available to anyone who preorders ... Read More »
Today has seen quite a lot of information released onto the world wide web regarding the development status of Halo Wars 2. The update came from Dan Ayoub, Studio Head of Strategy Games, 343 Industries. In a post on the official Halo Waypoint website Ayoub stressed that the studio have been working hard to rectify and fine tune some of the issues brought to their attention during the BETA stage a couple of months ago. One of the biggest problems the game faced during its BETA stage was the plague of connectivity and de-synch issues. The Head of Strategy Games at 343 ... Read More »
Thinking. Let's be honest - it's not everyone's strong suit. You, though. You look like an intelligent, thoughtful person (unless you are, you know, the presumptive Republican nominee) and I just bet you love a bit of strategic thinking. We do, too. So here are five quite brilliant Xbox One strategy games that'll work the old grey matter more than the trigger finger. 5. The Living Dungeon There's something comforting about a board game. Whether it's harking back to a childhood we never fully embraced, a yearning for simpler times, or just an excuse to hang out with friends, board ... Read More »
Halo Wars 2 is slated for a February 2017 launch, and Microsoft has confirmed there will be another Beta opportunity close to this date. While last week's Beta was for Xbox One owners only, this new Beta will give Windows 10 players a chance to get in on the action too - Halo Wars 2 is already confirmed as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Buying the title digitally on either platform will net you the game on both. Quick reminder - this is cross-buy, not cross play - it's already been confirmed that Halo Wars 2 won't support cross-platform play. Microsoft ... Read More »
Halo Wars 2 when it was first announced was received positively by most, since then the Beta has been doing very well. Even more good news for you lucky gamers, the Beta has been extended for another day so the team can roll out some extra fix's ready for the game's release this year. https://twitter.com/Brav/status/745823849896280064 Make sure you like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow onTwitter and Twitch for all the latest Xbox One news, reviews and competitions.
It’s been one of the worst kept secrets going, but now it’s been confirmed: Halo Wars 2 will be releasing at the beginning of next year. And just to make sure you’re hooked before it comes out, Microsoft are offering an open beta as of…now. https://twitter.com/Halo/status/742418694358241280 The beta was timed to be released the moment Xbox’s E3 press conference ended, meaning all gamers need to do is grab the 13GB download from the Xbox store to start their adventure. The beta will run from 13th June to 20th June. So what do we have to look forward to with Halo ... Read More »
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