Free-to-play Halo Online coming to PC gamers in Russia only

Halo Online will be a free-to-play PC game available in Russia only.

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Free-to-play PC game Halo Online will launch as a closed beta in Russia only, giving gamers the chance to experience the multiplayer-only gaming experience. The game will be available to Russian gamers this spring, and runs a heavily customized Halo 3 game engine.

Free-to-play Halo Online coming to PC gamers in Russia only |

It's unknown if gamers in North America and Europe will get a chance to test Halo Online, with the following statement published online: "Right now our focus is on learning as much as we can from the closed beta period in Russia. Theoretically, any expansion outside of Russia would have to go through region-specific changes to address player expectations."

A full Q&A is available online regarding Halo Online.

Looking ahead, Halo Online was built for the PC only, and there aren't current plans to launch it for the Microsoft Xbox One game console.


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