Halo: Spartan Assault - Announcement Trailer

Halo: Spartan Assault lets you take the action with you on Windows 8 devices.

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87 comments
McGuirex3
McGuirex3

An ""Epic"" adventure. Too funny how many game-Pubs. past that waaaaaaaaay too often/over used word to!!

Basserker
Basserker

This is about to be a huge flop

cvl25
cvl25

Not putting this on ios would be a serious mistake.

skeletor1120
skeletor1120

if anyone else has the time to look, the andriod and iphone markets both offer this game. It is titled "gun bros" microsoft has mirrored this game exactly after it and i find halo:spartan assault to be unoriginal and a copy of gun bros. as for the argument on operating systems, apple has far surpassed windows 8 in terms of usage. Learning to use apple operating systems took me less than 5 minutes. 

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

as in Windows 8 im guessing that does not mean Steam then :-(

I dont download Anything from Windows 8 Store, as you cant change the install location...without doing lots of tinkering lol 

BurningBen
BurningBen

This is just a marketing ploy... Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Phone are so far behind the competition with both sales and overall performance of their devices. They're hoping that enough people enjoy halo enough that maybe the next computer someone will buy will be a W8 and the next phone they get would be that piece of crap that some retailers are refusing to sell. Microsoft is heading in one direction and that's down. Hopefully the X-ONE will boost their sales enough that they won't have to resort to downsizing to a company that makes money... hahaha

penpusher
penpusher

I think we all know how this is going to go. It's going to be a crap to mediocre game with a great story, much like sparton ops was.

k0parshEU
k0parshEU

Like we did not have enough gaming platforms to diverge the process of programming games to the expense of poor quality (poor gameplay)

RamblinManne
RamblinManne

Just got a Lumia 928. This looks like a possibility.

magicalclick
magicalclick

Totally getting it for my Lumia 920. Yuppy.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

Does anyone actually own a Windows Phone? They should release it on iOS and Android too, like Smartglass

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

never in my life did I think I could play Halo on my phone. weird, but cool! doubt i'll buy it :P

CaptainErebus
CaptainErebus

Don't want to play Halo and I sure as hell don't want Windows 8. Is Microsoft trying to make their company fail?

naomha1
naomha1

I'm not sure who the director of marketing is over at Microsoft, but he/she needs an exit out of the company. Microsoft is consistently shooting itself in the foot. The Halo franchise would have sold millions, if not tens of millions on the PC as well as the Xbox. They brought Halo2 to Vista, but didn't support any other platform of Windows. Now they're releasing this on Win8 with no other support for any other Windows platforms. Why? It's not like the PC generation has really enjoyed the Halo franchise except on the Xbox. Why now? And this game? I understand Microsoft wants Xbox to be profitable, but HEY YOU GUYS, you make a Windows OS as well, you know? That BILLIONS of people use everyday. That's 100% more people than own an Xbox. So, they're sitting in their big comfy leather chairs and thinking, "Hey, we should release another Halo game on our newest OS that maybe 10% of the population has upgraded to. Yeah, that's the ticket. Then the rest of the population will see we have a new Halo game for Win8 and EVERYONE will upgrade!"  Hey, Microsoft......nevermind, you won't get it. 

H0rizon
H0rizon

Mysterious new world - Forerunner planet.

Lawl.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

Definitely should be an XBLA title too. Honeslty would have been awesome on the 3DS (they were going to make that Halo game a long time ago for the DS lol) But yeah, I don't have Windows 8 and I don't have a windows phone so I guess I'll have to "#dealwithit" and spend my money elsewhere.


Also short release time, so that's pretty cool. The game doesn't look too bad either. We'll see though.

Darnytoads
Darnytoads

Look out Google and Apple, Microsoft gots its game back!! Whoo Whoo

KommunistKaak
KommunistKaak

Looks like Halo Wars, but with less units. A crappy game made worse, then intentionally hobbled in order to sell a new platform. Just what we've all always wanted!

Darnytoads
Darnytoads

Finally!  A reason to purchase Windows 8! ;)


zvirsky
zvirsky

This is crap,Iwould like to play halo series but do not posess x-box and now its windows 8 exclusive,what a bunch of assholes...

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

I don't know what's more annoying, the fact that it's only on Windows mobile or Windows 8. Such a kick in the nuts.

Defy_The_Fallen
Defy_The_Fallen

Won't be brilliant, but at least it'll give me another game to add to my Windows 8 apps! 

belgard1299
belgard1299

Meh, this will be mediocre game and it only purpose is to lure ppl's to buy shitty tablets.

For me thx, i wait more for something on PC.

jenson419
jenson419

Just port Halo wars to PC already

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@Basserker Or it will be a very bad game that sells high (think like some do of CoD)

McGuirex3
McGuirex3

@Basserker 

I guess will just have to wait and see now wont we?!! I mean is that what you wont for the game-dev i.e. to fail?!

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@Smackpwn Yay we're getting a medicore game with "Halo" on it that forces us to use Win8 Yay!!

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@grey_fox1984 ihave a windows phone , a lumia 620 .. .  but i never play  games on my phone LOL , so i will not get this

therealone717
therealone717

@strawberry9 No it does not.  How about you actually try it first for more than 5 minutes.  Seriously.  It's the best OS available right now, but people are hating on it without even trying it I was a hater on it... Now I'm the opposite.  I'm an expert on tech and games too.  I've used every OS out there and right now.  Windows 8 is the king.  Sounds totally crazy I bet, but it's really true.  I did the math and well I'm sticking with 8 until something better is out there.. 

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

@CaptainErebus 

then don't get it, numbnuts. believe it or not, the consumer market doesn't actually revolve around you. 

therealone717
therealone717

@CaptainErebus Believe it or not Windows 8 Rocks!  for games too.  Mine is loaded with old and new games.  I was a Windows 8 hater but after using it for months, it is an amazing OS.  Won't go back to 7 now.  Microsoft should have advertised all the great new features better in it.  Features you used to have to BUY separately from other companies, now built into Windows flawlessly.  PEOPLE:  Do not believe the negative haters on Windows 8 (I was one formerly)  Windows 8 is the best, people just don't like big changes until they figure out how to use them LOL.  It's a good OS even though they dropped Media Center which really pissed me off, but all the new features more than make up for it.  And no, I'm not going to list all the new features.  Not my job.  Do your own research foks

julzeverne
julzeverne

@Oozyrat They don't want to release it on the Xbox, because they know that Xboxers will be the ones most likely to want to play it. So they will be more likely to buy a MS phone now in order to have it.

MS has always treated their customers as slaves. Squeezing every drop out of them as possible.


unwell-7
unwell-7

@Darnytoads Kinda sad, if this game is the only reason why you would purchase Windows 8. 

puukusa
puukusa

@therealone717 @strawberry9 Yes, Windows 8 is fast and great. I personally think that this "return of the start button" is happening too fast - they should give people more time to chill down.

Also, OSX is inconvenient and stupid. 

therealone717
therealone717

@Snaptrap Like I said.. Love or Hate the new interface; it's still the best in feature sets. As for features, 8 has the most. OSX... I have to disagree with you - power user or not.  It's a great OS, but doesn't match abilities with 8.  I don't just play games either.  I've worked with power programs too.  Adobe Suites, all Autocad collections.  etc. etc.. To each their own though.  OSX is a favorite of mine as well and very solid

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

@therealone717 As a power user, I think Windows 8 sucks and is in itself extremely cumbersome filled with tons of gimmicky and completely unnecessary access points. It's like they took the most frequently accessed features of Windows 7 and crammed them into a hidden corner for you to find. Unproductive. It's like using Kinect on your desktop PC which I'm sure Microsoft will eventually try force people to use for Windows. OSX is designed for people like myself who WORK with it rather than play games and I can customize it enough to do just that.

therealone717
therealone717

@puukusa OSX is a good solid OS but compared to Windows 8 it is Extremely limited in what it can do and how you can customize it and how many programs work on it and most importantly, the limited GAMES for it LOL.  When I had to sell my Xbox 360 due to financial hardship, I was kinda down and missing my games, but then I upgraded my video card, installed Windows 8, and now can play about 80% of the games I had for my old Xbox360 and they play great with a 360 controller for Windows!  

therealone717
therealone717

@puukusa Agree.  For gamers:  Here is just one of MANY new features Baked into Windows 8.  And this is a great one for PC gamers and Discs/ISO's.  Disc Mounting - Built into Windows 8- no need to buy software for this feature anymore.  Again, this is just one of many new features in Windows 8 that make it the best OS to date on the market.  Try it, explore it, run the feature numbers and try and tell me its not the best available.  :)  

NO I am NOT a Microsoft employee or marketing!  I started out as a Windows 8 Hater too but have completely reversed my stance on it.


http://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-8-iso-vhd-mounting-win8,13358.html