Just when you thought Microsoft didn’t have anything serious planned for gaming in 2013 other than the Xbox One they drop the boom with the announcement that Halo: Spartan Assault coming in July to both Windows 8 & Windows Phone 8. That means Windows 8 & WinRT tablets have another must have title to boast about in their war against Apple’s iPad and Android’s tablet lineup.
Complete with Pause/Resume function and a unique gameplay suited for mobile & smaller devices 343 Studios seem to have pushed all the right buttons and are on the cusp of delivering the most anticipated title to the platform ever. We’re no stranger to complaining about the lack of Xbox Live gaming titles by Microsoft particularly the absence of AAA franchise titles so we’ll be the first to say how important this is. Microsoft and 343 Studios apparently hadn’t released it yet not because they didn’t want to but because they wanted to do it right. I don’t mind waiting for top quality apps and games. July can’t come soon enough. Check out the first gameplay footage courtesy of WPCentral.com