343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard has announced that Halo Wars 2 won't be getting the promised physical release in the United States for the PC.
"Earlier this month, you may have heard that we were partnering with our friends at THQ Nordic for worldwide availability of a physical retail version of Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 PC," Jarrard stated. "Since then, our retail plans have shifted and Microsoft has made the decision to focus the release of the physical retail version to Europe only. [...] We apologize to any customers affected by the change in our retail plans, and thank everyone for the continued support."
Previously Microsoft stated that Halo Wars 2 would be released physically for Windows 10 in partnership with THQ Nordic in two editions. If you pre ordered the Standard Edition of Halo Wars 2 for $60 you would receive a copy of the game on February 21st. If you pre ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game for $80 you would get Halo Wars 1 Definitive Edition, Halo Wars 2 with the Season Pass on February 17th.
Halo Wars 2 will be released for PC physically in Europe and worldwide digitally on February 21st, 2017. The game will also come out for the Xbox One.
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