OnQ Blog

Halo infiltrates Windows Phone 8 devices in July

Jun 5, 2013

Qualcomm products mentioned within this post are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Gamers who own a Windows Phone 8 device will finally be able to take one of their favorite games with them everywhere they go. The newest addition to the popular Halo franchise, due out in July, was developed specifically to be compatible with devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Halo: Spartan Assault has a new story, new design, and new controls. This Windows Phone 8 version is the franchise’s first departure from standard PC gaming. Players can now use touchscreen devices to tap and swipe their way to military domination in addition to classic keyboard and mouse controls. Optimized for the mobile format, the game will support cloud saves and players will be able to sync their games across multiple Windows 8 devices.

Gameplay in the Halo universe relies on intense, cinematic 3D graphics, made possible by advanced processors like the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processor, which powers the Nokia Lumia 920 and 822 and upcoming Nokia Lumia 925 and 928, among other Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

The story of Halo: Spartan Assault is set between the third and fourth games in the franchise, further developing two major characters across 25 action-packed missions. Players can assume the identity of either Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis and outfit themselves with all of the familiar weapons and vehicles of the Halo landscape. Instead of the traditional first-person shooter perspective, it takes an overhead view of the action.

The new version will reportedly cost $6.99. Representatives are also hinting at more content becoming available in the near future, including additional in-game content.

Opinions expressed in the content posted here are the personal opinions of the original authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of Qualcomm Incorporated or its subsidiaries ("Qualcomm"). Qualcomm products mentioned within this post are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. The content is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be an endorsement or representation by Qualcomm or any other party. This site may also provide links or references to non-Qualcomm sites and resources. Qualcomm makes no representations, warranties, or other commitments whatsoever about any non-Qualcomm sites or third-party resources that may be referenced, accessible from, or linked to this site.

Matthew O’Connell

Guest Blogger

©2022 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies.

References to "Qualcomm" may mean Qualcomm Incorporated, or subsidiaries or business units within the Qualcomm corporate structure, as applicable.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses. Qualcomm products referenced on this page are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Materials that are as of a specific date, including but not limited to press releases, presentations, blog posts and webcasts, may have been superseded by subsequent events or disclosures.

Nothing in these materials is an offer to sell any of the components or devices referenced herein.