Halo Wars Update

Ensemble Studios cracks RTS control scheme on console

Speaking to CVG at X06, Shane Kim, head of Microsoft Game Studios, believes the recently announced Halo Wars will draw in new audiences to Xbox 360 because they've finally made an RTS work on a pad.

In an interview with CVG at X06, Kim explained, "This is a great opportunity for us to try and expand the appeal and customer base for 360. And we think that with Ensemble Studios - and you'll get to see this for yourselves soon - we've figured out how to make a real-time strategy game compelling on console. They've figured out the controls, which has always been the challenge for those types of titles."

Hit this link for the full interview, where Kin discusses digital distribution of triple A games via Xbox Live, a renewed focus on PC gaming and much more.