Ensemble Studios, the masterminds behind Halo Wars, have released a documentary video appropriately titled, "Meet the Spartans." The video gives us an insight into the minds of the development team, who feed us some interesting backstories concerning the units and their conception.
Developers were faced with a few challenges when creating Halo Wars. For one, most Halo fans are FPS gamers, and trying to sell an RTS to that crowd was a goal the team needed to keep in mind. Console RTS games have a less than stellar reputation as it is, with PC gamers often scoffing at the concept. Yet the team appears pleased with what they have created, which is a new Halo game that adheres to the lord yet pushes the existing base material even further.
Ever wonder what the UNSC used before Spartans? Curious about what Spartans can do as a unit in Halo Wars? Watch the video. Ever wanted to command an army of Master Chiefs? Try the demo, available February 5 on Xbox LIVE.