343 Industries apologizes to consumers.
343 Industries’ Halo Wars 2 is already garnering some good reviews but those in the United States looking forward to a physical PC release will be disappointed. The developer has confirmed that it’s been cancelled in the US, though Europe will still be receiving the same.
Community manager Brian Jarrard revealed on Halo Waypoint that, “Our retail plans have shifted and Microsoft has made the decision to focus the release of the physical retail version to Europe only. THQ Nordic is a great partner and they are working with us to ensure this transition remains smooth for our customers.
“Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 PC will remain available worldwide, digitally, via the Windows Store. We apologize to any customers affected by the change in our retail plans, and thank everyone for the continued support as we look forward to the release of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Feb. 21, 2017.”
Microsoft and THQ Nordic announced their partnership in January so it’s hard to say what suddenly went wrong. Regardless, let us know what you think in the comments.