343: Halo Wars a “success”, sequel currently not planned

Friday, 4 March 2011 16:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

343 Industries boss Frankie O’Connor has said that Ensemble RTS Halo Wars was a “huge success”, but insists work on a sequel has not begun.

“The funny thing about Halo Wars is it actually beat our sales forecasts, so it was a bigger success than we expected,” O’Connor told CVG.

“It was a big critical success and it’s still the number one selling RTS on consoles this generation.”

But while nothing is planned right now, if a sequel were to happen, Kinect support could be considered.

“In that regard it was a huge success but is the will to do a sequel there? Who knows. We could do something that works on Kinect, for example. There’s no will against it but we’re not working on it right now.”

Halo Wars released in February 2009 for Xbox 360. It was to become Ensemble’s last game in development before dissolving.