More Halo Tie-ins Coming To Windows Phones
Looks like Windows Phones are about to get an update and a new Halo add-on. First up, Halo Waypoint is going to be updated and that will make its way to Windows Phones:
For the first time, your “Halo: Reach” service record will be fully accessible from Waypoint, making everything from detailed game history to weapons stats and Challenges available at your fingertips, anytime you’re using your Xbox 360. There’s even a brand new “Compare with Friends” feature that lets you compare your stats against your friends and rivals, along with two new Waypoint career levels. You can also get many of these same great Waypoint features on Windows Phone 7 with the Waypoint Application available in the Windows Phone App Store and on the web at http://HaloWaypoint.com.
They’ve also announce the release of “The Mona Lisa” for Saturday April 23:
“The Mona Lisa” is a vivid motion comic that retells a dark tale from the “Halo Evolutions” anthology, set shortly after the events of “Halo: Combat Evolved” and brought dramatically to life by leading production studios ONE and Pyramind. Sent on a highly-classified mission in the debris field of the Halo artefact, the crew of the UNSC Red Horse discover a derelict prison ship – the Mona Lisa – adrift in space . When a contingent of marines board this vessel, they come face to face with a more terrifying threat than the Covenant and are forced to battle for their very survival. “The Mona Lisa” will be available for Waypoint on Xbox LIVE, Windows Phone 7, and on the web when it premieres next Saturday, so be sure to tune in!
Very nice way to leverage your ecosystem MS.
I’m always up for some Halo goodness.
Waypoint for WP7 was updated a long time ago, so having stats and such at your fingertips is almost as old as having Windows Phone 7. Also since Waypoint launched video and audio could be streamed right from the app, so this is quite the useless bit of “news”.
@Brandon: There’s more information that will now be available on Waypoint so as they update Waypoint the app gets the befnit of more detailed info as well. This is straight from a press release issued yesterday.
The platform needs a must-have hit and some kind of real Halo game is the most obvious thing that comes to find so:
Very weak way to leverage your ecosystem MS. /fixed.
So the press release was exclusive to Mobility Digest? Nobody else is talking about it, especially not Waypoint. Just saying, there’s no mention of any updates other than the 360 version and the motion comic coming out.
@Brandon: Here’s the full press release: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/71066/343_Industries_Grows_ldquoHalordquo_Universe_with_NewWaypoint_Features_and_Dramatic_Motion_Comic.php
No Windows Phone news there, and everything in that except for PAX and a date for Mona Lisa is old news.