The third in a series of video documentaries covering the upcoming Xbox 360 game Halo Wars features members of the development team explaining how to make a console real-time strategy game that works.

Having obviously not paid enough attention during the early days of Halo 3 development, I was a bit surprised to learn that developer Ensemble first went to Microsoft with the idea for a console strategy game before the Halo license even came into the picture. I imagine it must have been a very pleasant surprise, which quickly gave way to a feeling of oh my god, we have to please Halo fans.

Not that Halo fans aren't easy to please. I mean, look at...you know what? Just going to leave it at that before I get myself shot. Enjoy the video!