Halo Wars Still a Worthy Franchise, Says New Halo Studio

Halo Wars survived Microsoft's assault to take down its leaderboards late last year, showing that the game still has some fight in it. 343 Industries, Microsoft's new internal studio handling the Halo franchise, tipped its cap to the console RTS, calling it sequel- and even Kinect-worthy.

That said, there are no plans to take this game in either direction. "It was a huge success," 343's Frank O'Connor told CVG, citing Halo Wars' status as the top selling RTS on this generation of consoles (an admittedly small field.)

But "is the will to do a sequel there? Who knows. We could do something that works on Kinect, for example," O'Connor said. "There's no will against it but we're not working on it right now."

In the same talk O'Connor played down talk that a European studio is cooking up a rumored Halo 1 remake. But if anything, those rumors, and the fast and vociferous defense of Halo Wars, show the community still has plenty of demand for all things Halo.

"The appetite for this stuff is huge as long as the quality is there - and that's the way that we should approach it," O'Connor said.

Halo Wars 2 could work on Kinect, says 343 [CVG]