Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is finally coming to PC as its release date has been confirmed. The game is expected to arrive later this week, specifically on April 20. It was reported that players who pre-ordered Halo Wars 2 will be granted an early access when the game arrives.
According to Attack of the Fanboy, the Definitive Edition is the remastered version of the 2009 release entitled Ensemble. It is said to bring some marginal visual improvements compared to the original game. At the same time, some things were pulled from the game such as multiplayer matchmaking.
Releasing the game on Steam would definitely bring a larger audience. However, it remains unclear if how many players are rooting for the arrival of this eight-year-old title. Meanwhile, the campaign in the original game is certainly worth the price of admission for Halo fans. Additionally, the remastered visuals would definitely compete with other current RTS game titles, as PCGamer reported.
The highlights of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is the addition of multiplayer queues. However, it requires having a large pool of players to have a better matchmaking. The remaster's Xbox One version, which has been out a few months ago, has a very small player base. As a result, players mostly find it pretty hard to find matches. It is likely due to the community moving on to Halo Wars 2. Nonetheless, for those who are waiting for the game's arrival, it will be available a couple of days from now.
On the other hand, it appears that Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will be available for purchase as a standalone product on the Xbox One. It was previously stated that the game would only be available if players already bought Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition.
Halo Wars Definitive Edition is priced at $19.99 and will be available on PC and Xbox One on April 20.