Microsoft registers Halo: Spartan Assault domains

Xbox maker privately registers several domain names related to unannounced entry in sci-fi series.

Microsoft has registered several domain names related to a new and unannounced project called Halo: Spartan Assault.

Fusible dug up the domains, which were registered privately through MarkMonitor.

The domain names are SpartanAssault.net, HaloSpartanAssault.com, and Halo-SpartanAssault.com, as well as .net variations.

Microsoft is currently working on a number of Halo projects, including Halo 5 and Halo 6, as well as Halo Bootcamp and a Halo TV series with Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List director Steven Spielberg.

If Halo: Spartan Assault is indeed a new project from Microsoft, it could be unveiled next week during Microsoft's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing on June 10. The company has pledged to release 15 Xbox One exclusives in the platform's first year, eight of which are all-new franchises.

Halo developer 343 Industries recently posted a multiplayer designer job listing, seeking a person to create "revolutionary multiplayer experiences" for a future entry in the series.

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OldKye
OldKye

I wonder if all 15 Xbox One Exclusives are Halo?

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Push it to the limit 
Walk along the razor's edge 
but don't look down, just keep your head 
and you'll be finished 

Open up the limit 
past the point of no return 
You've reached the top but still you gotta learn 
how to keep it 

Welcome to the limit 
(The limit) 
Take it maybe one step more 
The power game's still playing so 
you better win it 


Amber - Push it to the Limit (Seen on Scarface)

Microsoft loves this song.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

one of the new exclusives for xbox one?

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

I think they still need a Halo squad based shooter, as well as another RTS

kierwinyoung
kierwinyoung

so is Halo 5 & 6 gonna be on Xbox 1? right? it's most likely :(

My wallet says I should save for Xbox 1

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

another generic RTS it seems, didn't they learned with halogen? 

j15reed
j15reed

I don't understand the uproar about used games, the quicker they get rid of that scheme the quicker we can go to a steam-like system

Achilles04
Achilles04

lol...good old fanboys. Second an article goes up about X1, everyone lashes out and talks about how it's going to fail and yet the console is still months away from being sold and we still don't have all the info, just like with the PS4. I own both current gen consoles. I don't get all the hate for one company or the other. Seems odd to me that idiots feel some sort of loyalty to one company or the other. They are companies, they don't care about your stupid "console war" nor do they have some sort of emotion for you as a person, they care about whether they hit their sales numbers and make some cash. Why does it matter to fanboys which console sells more? Never understood it. As for the Halo series, it does need to die and hopefully Gears of War IS dead. But as a PS3 owner I can honestly say Sony is no better in that regard, God of War, Uncharted, Final Fantasy (until recently crossing over it was a Sony game) and so on. Give me a break. The problem is we need new gaming experiences and so far NEITHER console is really impressive with original new content justifying the purchase of a next gen console. I will probably buy both systems again if I'm impressed, but not if all I'm getting is God of War part 7 and Halo games.

Adavanter
Adavanter

I love Halo but does anyone else think these titles leave a bit to be desired? Halo: Boot Camp? Halo: Spartan Assault. Why not just call it Halo: Generic name here.

Forward Unto Dawn at least sounded impressive… Oh well supposing Microsoft corrects it’s course I’ll be eager to see what these are.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

Halo = Star Wars

Lazer swords, lazer guns, comical aliens, main characters in suits, black characters in support roles, cortana being an easier on the eye version of Yoda.......oh, and their refusal to not end.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Not even Halo is going to save Xbox One this time Microsoft...

blackace
blackace

Not surprised. We already know more Halo games are coming. The series makes money. People got tired of WoW and Final Fantasy too, yet those games still live on.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

lol Dark Vader the return ..

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

SHOCKING!!! Another Halo game.. YAWN!!!! It's not going to help sell your POS system Microscam..

XxAK47xX
XxAK47xX

Thank you ! Someone Thew down a pair of words that was positive and logical

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@j15reed Oh god, a future where we own no physical copies of anything. Sounds sucky.

deathstream
deathstream

@Achilles04 

But we have no idea what this might refer to.  Halo is Video games, books, comics, TV, and who knows what else.

I don't think God of War or Halo will be launch titles.  The latest entries were too recent.

Acekidder
Acekidder

@Achilles04 Halo defiantly doesn't need to die mate if you don't like it don't buy it but don you you DARE to presume for the rest of the huge fanbase as any true halo fan will tell you its only getting better in the talented hands of 343. Gears is still a great game but we do need a rest from it judgement was a space filler only and doesnt count.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@Achilles04 I kind of think God of War is officially dead, it has very few avenues for progression and I'm pretty sure Santa Monica wants to work on something new and fresh for the next gen. 

Uncharted is already confirmed to be on pause as a series, Naughty Dog has a new series to entertain us with. 

Halo on the other hand is still going. Yeah, it makes money, I understand that, but its like looking at a dead person being given CPR years after they died :/

Acekidder
Acekidder

@Adavanter Boot camp i pretty much guarantee is a web based or smartglass companion experience no idea about spartan assault perhaps season 2 of Spartan ops delivered episodically that would be cool with me.

Acardorin
Acardorin

@COPMAN221ISBACK I'm never able to tell from your posts whatever you are trying quite hard to troll, or just that much of a simpleton...

blackace
blackace

@COPMAN221ISBACK 

It's not 'yawn' when it well over 8 million copies. lol!! That's money in the bank. Something Sony has missed out on with Killzone and Resistance. The XBox One will still sell millions. 

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@COPMAN221ISBACK 

If MS's system weren't such a disaster, it probably would.  But as a Halo fan, I'm too disgusted with the X-box one to even care about Halo anymore.

Bungie's jumped ship to multiplatform anyway.

deathstream
deathstream

@Ultra_Taco @j15reed 

The only one profiting are the mega-corporations selling the used games.  They rip off customers and are worse than pirates for publishers bottom lines.  They will be the death of the industry if they aren't reined in.

Acardorin
Acardorin

@golden_ashen @j15reed It's not that big of a deal. Look at how popular steam has become for the master race gamers. Smartphones and tablets have moved to this area too.

Adavanter
Adavanter

@golden_ashen @Achilles04

Except for the fact the Halo 4 campaign was the best one since the original... MP I can't be bothered with.

As for everything else... I'm getting tired of people calling me a fanboy for wanting X1 to not suck. I'm not going to repeat for the thousandth time why the X1 is in horrible shape. I will however say as long as MS backpedaled like crazy at E3 and fixes a ton of it's issues... I'll be one happy gamer. But they have to address the issues.

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

@blackace @COPMAN221ISBACK yeah to dumb asses like you. That's what Microscam is banking on. What will they take away from you next? Maybe they will start charging an hourly rate to play games on their shitboxone. Enjoy getting milked sucker..

Acekidder
Acekidder

@arc_salvo @COPMAN221ISBACK who cares about bungie they where a mediocre studio holding halo back, its now in safe talented hands and far better for it, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Xbox one it was just messed up pr and bad rumours that will be addressed.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@Acardorin Although I love PC gaming, I do indeed wish we had the ability to sell and trade games though. Especially for Steam, be ready to buy the same game multiple times for one household but different Steam accounts.


But after console used games are done and gone,  the PC will claim its rightful place as lord of all creation.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@Adavanter 

Dude, I'm more a PS fanboy if anyone was to assess me and my tastes, but that doesn't mean I want Xbox to fail by any means. I simply love gaming and just because I may favour my PS consoles doesn't mean I wouldn't buy and X1 if it has great games that interest me.

In fact, of the leaked list, there is 3 so far that capture my interest as opposed to Drive Club, the only game that so far captures my interest on PS4, so I'd say that's a leap in itself. I am of course interested in the other announced games, but I prefer new games, rather than games I've already played to death.

Which brings me back to Halo. Halo 1 when I had a PS2 made me cry because it was simply so awesome. Had it not been for Timesplitters 2 which after Halo became the best FPS (and still is) I have ever played, I would have packed up and gone Xbox just for that game. However, after playing 2 I was left a little bummed. I played 3, it was okay but I felt like I was losing the zest to play Halo games. I played ODST and Reach (Reach restoring a little bit of faith, if not for the fact it was Bungies last Halo game, so I felt a little emotional) and then I played Halo 4, which to me didn't strike a chord. 

I love storytelling in games and although I think Halo 4 tried to be emotional, it wasn't as expressive, as exciting, as heart pounding, as addictive, as OMFG this is the best game EVER!!! as Halo 1 once was. I realised I was only playing it so as to not fall behind in the games plot, not because I necessarily enjoyed it. The feeling was similar to God of War Ascension. All the while I'm thinking 'this game has come a long way, maybe its time to call it quits and leave it on an epic note rather than kill it with repetition'.

After all, how many genocides is Master Chief going to go on? Is he planning to kill everything in space? Is that the point of Halo?

Achilles04
Achilles04

@Adavanter That's what I'm saying in terms of the X1 versus the PS4. I want both to succeed because it creates competition and more innovation which is better for us.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@rasterror @golden_ashen What, like sex with Megan Fox? Oh wait....

I'm sure they will, Halo and Star Wars will still exist after I'm long dead, no doubt about that. Doesn't change the fact that they are more or less identical.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@rasterror @golden_ashen Millions of people also want to be rich and have Ferraris, for Justin Bieber to stop making music and for Jesus to walk the earth once again. We can't always have what we want, lol

rasterror
rasterror

@COPMAN221ISBACK @Acekidder @arc_salvo I have a couple of general questions for you if you don't mind.  Are you dumb or are you stupid?  Do you wear a tinfoil hat to block the government brainwashing signals or to pick up extraterrestrial ones?  In high school were you given a red helmet and yellow crayon and did people clap for you and say you did it with everything you did? Were you dropped on your head or deprived of oxygen when you were a baby?  

Dbizzles
Dbizzles

SONY is back peddaling as well, just silently, as to why, uh, they havent said shit

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

@Acekidder @arc_salvo @COPMAN221ISBACK ARE YOU KIDDING ME? HOW ARE COMMENTS MADE BY MICROSCAM EMPLOYEES RUMORS? THIS WAS THEIR PLAN FROM DAY ONE!! THEY UNDERESTIMATED THE INTELEGENCE OF MOST GAMERS AND ARE NOW BACK PEDDLING. But they love people like you. SMH