The physical edition of Halo Wars 2 won’t be available in the States, as Microsoft have cancelled its production. You’ll still be able to purchase the game digitally, of course.
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“Our retail plans have shifted and Microsoft has made the decision to focus the release of the physical retail version to Europe only,” 343’s community manager, Brian Jarrard, said on Halo Waypoint, via GameSpot.
Originally, THQ Nordic were supposed to be handling the physical edition, but there’s been a change of plan. THQ Nordic worked with Microsoft for Quantum Break and Ori and the Blind Forest’s physical editions.
The physical edition will still be available in Europe, but anyone who wants to play the game on PC in the US will have to venture onto the Windows Store.
“We apologise 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,” said Jarrard.
Halo Wars 2 releases on February 21. It’s a Play Anywhere title, so you get a free Xbox One copy if you buy on Windows 10 and vice versa.