'Halo: Spartan Assault' coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One in December

This summer, Microsoft launched "Halo: Spartan Assault" for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, allowing PC and mobile phone owners a chance to play an original game in the Halo sci-fi shooter series. Today, Microsoft announced it will be porting the game to both the Xbox 360 and the upcoming Xbox One game consoles for a release sometime in December.

The Halo Waypoint website has the details on the port, which will again be developed by Vanguard Games and Microsoft's own 343 Industries. The top-down shooter, which takes places between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," will contain all of the content found in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions, including the Operation Hydra expansion pack.

The Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions will also include an all new online co-op mode exclusive to those consoles, which Microsoft says will feature additional "missions, enemies, weapons, abilities, upgrades, achievements and more." Unfortunately, there will be no cross-platform co-op support between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. There's no word yet on how many players will be able to join in the co-op missions. There's also no indication on what the price will be for the console versions of the game.

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Come on Microsoft stop the milking. It should be included for free as xbox and window 8 shared the same account credential.

Already playing this across Windows 8.1, RT 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. Looking forward to this on Xbox One especially if cross platform play is across all the platforms I'm currently playing it on

What Microsoft needs is purchase once, play on all, and enable cross platform! There is NO online service that can top that! Microsoft owns every screen in the house, now they need to make them talk!

Rob Waldhauser said,
What Microsoft needs is purchase once, play on all, and enable cross platform! There is NO online service that can top that! Microsoft owns every screen in the house, now they need to make them talk!

Which is why they are going to merge the stores with WP 8.1!!?!

Great news. The only problem is the lack of a common store -- so now you can buy it on four platforms instead of just buying it once (groan!). I don't see any way Microsoft has its single store ready by December.

Anthony Tosie said,
Great news. The only problem is the lack of a common store -- so now you can buy it on four platforms instead of just buying it once (groan!). I don't see any way Microsoft has its single store ready by December.

Windows and Windows Phone stores will merge next year, hopefully. No such rumors regarding Xbox store yet.

erfanullah said,

Windows and Windows Phone stores will merge next year, hopefully. No such rumors regarding Xbox store yet.


Microsoft has all but publicly announced they're merging the Winodws and Windows Phone stores, so I wouldn't really call it a rumor at this point.

Additionally, given the comments made by Myerson, it's not difficult to see the possibility of a combined store including Xbox. Microsoft encouraged developers to build Windows 8 apps to prepare for Xbox One, and it's slowly making its app platforms across operating systems more and more similar.

http://view.officeapps.live.co...EngineerPanel_FAM_2013.docx

Anthony Tosie said,

Microsoft has all but publicly announced they're merging the Winodws and Windows Phone stores, so I wouldn't really call it a rumor at this point.

Additionally, given the comments made by Myerson, it's not difficult to see the possibility of a combined store including Xbox. Microsoft encouraged developers to build Windows 8 apps to prepare for Xbox One, and it's slowly making its app platforms across operating systems more and more similar.

http://view.officeapps.live.co...EngineerPanel_FAM_2013.docx

This will apparently happen early next year with the release of Windows Phone 8.1

neo158 said,

This will apparently happen early next year with the release of Windows Phone 8.1


That's the rumored plan, but release dates slip all the time.

Yeah, they should merge all the Stores and just call it the Microsoft Store with one purchase (or at a small additional cost) being valid across multiple platforms if the software is there.