Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive.
According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine.
The game is set on a secret UNSC space station called “Anvil” where Spartans train and test technology. There isn’t a campaign mode, but it takes place after the events of Halo 3 and supports 4-16 players matches.
The game will be published and operated by Innova Systems.
There are no plans to bring Halo Online to the Xbox One. A closed beta for Halo Online is coming soon.
An FAQ on Halo Waypoint states that should the focus shift outside of Russia, it would “have to go through region-specific changes to address player expectations.”
Still, there are no such plans to expand release regions at this time.