After further extending the Halo Wars 2 beta to June 22, Microsoft has now released some new stats, noting the feedback they received “exceeded” their expectations.
In a press release, Microsoft revealed that over 1 million matches of the RTS sequel were played. Furthermore, this ranked up to over 1.2 million hours of overall game time. All the feedback received from the beta will “play a crucial role” in Creative Assembly’s development of Halo Wars 2.
Although the game was initially set to be released later this year, Microsoft announced during its E3 2016 press conference that Halo Wars 2 will instead launch for PC and Xbox One on February 21st, 2017. Moreover, thanks to Microsoft’s new ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ initiative, those who purchase the game digitally will be able to play the game across both platforms.