343 Industries Studio Head Dan Ayoub confirmed Halo Wars 2 will not be enabling cross-platform play.
“Cross-play is something we were looking at early on in development,” said Ayoub. “We’ve been in development since 2014. But as we looked at our timing and our design decisions, we focused on some different things that basically became Xbox Play Anywhere.”
“Cross-play is something we’re excited about potentially down the line and we’re looking at that for the franchise, but in the Halo Wars 2 timeframe, we’re focusing on Play Anywhere.”
Halo Wars 2 is scheduled for release on February 21st 2017 for PC and Xbox One.