Free to Play Halo Online Coming to Russia This Spring

on March 25, 2015 3:25 PM

343 Industries has announced their new project titled Halo Online. Halo Online will be a free to play PC game that will launch sometime this Spring only in Russia. The game is a modified version of Halo 3’s engine that will be optimized to perform smoothly on lower-end PC’s.

Halo Online will not have a campaign mode, but the game takes place on a secret UNSC space installation called Anvil, where Spartan-IV soldiers will be training together to test out new technologies and improve their battle skills.

The closed beta will be taking feedback from Russian players and they will be continuously be adjusting gameplay, features as well as the in-game economy.

Check out the Q&A below:

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Q: What type of game is Halo Online?

A: Halo Online is a free multiplayer-only PC experience that we’re launching as a closed beta test in Russia.

Q: Does Halo Online represent your future plans for the franchise on PC?

A:            Halo Online is a learning opportunity for us as we explore ways to welcome new fans to the “Halo” universe. We’re excited to release a “Halo” multiplayer-only PC experience tailored for Russian gamers.

Q: When will Halo Online be available?

A: Halo Online is a learning opportunity for us as we explore ways to welcome new fans to the “Halo” universe. There is no definitive launch date at this time as we proceed in our closed beta period in Russia.

Q: Are you planning on bringing Halo Online to the Xbox One?

A: Halo Online was built from the ground up specifically for the PC. There are no plans to bring Halo Online to the Xbox One.

Q: Will gamers in other regions like North America and Europe be able to play Halo Online?

A: 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.

Q: Are you planning to officially launch this year?

A:  Halo Online is a learning opportunity for us as we explore ways to welcome new fans to the “Halo” universe. There is no definitive launch date at this time as we proceed in our closed beta period in Russia.

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