Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 will be digital-only in the U.S.

Last month, 343 Industries and THQ Nordic announced they were teaming up to release a physical boxed version of Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 PC. Sadly, those plans have now shifted somewhat which means the physical Windows 10 edition is no longer available in the United States.

In a recent post on the Halo Waypoint website, 343 community manager Brian Jarrard made the unfortunate announcement, saying that due to what is being labeled as “shifting retail plans,” the physical Windows 10 edition of Halo Wars 2 is now only being offered in Europe. The silver lining is that the Windows 10 digital version is still available in the U.S. and it is also part of the Xbox One Play Anywhere program which means buyers will get a digital Xbox One copy of the game for free.

Halo Wars 2 is set to launch for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on February 21.