Microsoft trademarks 'Oneguide'; registers Halo: Spartan Assault domains

Halo 4 is the latest game in the series, released in late 2012 for the Xbox 360

Microsoft is getting ready for some big Xbox One game announcements at its E3 2013 press conference on June 10th. Now there's word that the company has registered some new domain names for websites that center around what could be one of those upcoming games, Halo: Spartan Assault.

Fusible reports that the domain names for SpartanAssault.net, HaloSpartanAssault.com, Halo-SpartanAssault.com, Halo-SpartanAssault.net, and HaloSpartanAssault.net were all claimed in late May by "DNStination", which works with other companies to register domains names privately. However, DNStination is run by a company called MarkMonitor and the story claims Microsoft has worked with MarkMonitor in the past to acquire Halo-based URLs.

With E3 2013 now less than 10 days away, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that Microsoft is working on a new Halo game with that Spartan Assault sub-title and that it will be revealed as an Xbox One game on June 10th.

In related news, Microsoft registered the Xbox One term with the US Patent and Trademark Office in late May. At the same time, they also registered something called "Oneguide" with the USPTO. The description states that the trademark refers to "providing on-line entertainment information, namely, information about television programming." It's likely that this will be the brand name Microsoft will use to describe the Xbox One's television guide features.

Sources: Fusible and USPTO | Image via Microsoft

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Wonder why there wasn't an article on neowin when they registered the Xbox fitness domain?
Halo 4 was pretty bad. Tbh when they said 15 exclusives I was worried this was what we were going to get. What's the betting there's going to be a Gears of war: cheesy subtitle, a fable: please buy our crap bug filled game and we've already got Forza: same game as last year. Cant wait to see how many others are kinect/ family friendly titles.
Fun!

As someone who's followed Halo from the beginning, I was thought Halo 4 was the best of the series because of Cortana's storyline - it was absolutely heartbreaking. But this game--or whatever it is--isn't going to be part of the Reclaimer series. As for the exclusives, of course they're gonna have games we've seen before, but they are creating eight new IPs as well. Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing what Remedy is creating.

kaotic said,
As someone who's followed Halo from the beginning, I was thought Halo 4 was the best of the series because of Cortana's storyline - it was absolutely heartbreaking. But this game--or whatever it is--isn't going to be part of the Reclaimer series. As for the exclusives, of course they're gonna have games we've seen before, but they are creating eight new IPs as well. Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing what Remedy is creating.

Its the only Halo game I haven't completed for me. Just didn't grab me. Yeah Remedy are pretty awesome so looking forward to seeing more of quantum break. Rare are the other make or break. If they are actually back making some interesting stuff and not kinect sports then there might be something to get excited about.

the better twin said,
Wonder why there wasn't an article on neowin when they registered the Xbox fitness domain?
Halo 4 was pretty bad. Tbh when they said 15 exclusives I was worried this was what we were going to get. What's the betting there's going to be a Gears of war: cheesy subtitle, a fable: please buy our crap bug filled game and we've already got Forza: same game as last year. Cant wait to see how many others are kinect/ family friendly titles.
Fun!

please tell me what you're smoking. Forza and Fable are both legendary game series that on their own make xbox one the most obvious choice for me already, together with upcoming titles from rare, remedy, black tusk studios and respawn studios. Xbox One it is.

also, Halo 4 is beast

Agree with the other responders. I've been a Halo fan from the beginning, very in to the story and such, and I think Halo 4 is probably the best possible response we could've gotten from a new team taking over. They changed and evolved it in ways that make sense.
It's like when Steve Jobs died, the one big piece of advice I saw everywhere was that Apple can't sit around asking, "What would Steve do?", because everything becomes derivative and strained. 343i mixed Halo 4 up and it was amazing.

Jarrichvdv said,

please tell me what you're smoking. Forza and Fable are both legendary game series that on their own make xbox one the most obvious choice for me already, together with upcoming titles from rare, remedy, black tusk studios and respawn studios. Xbox One it is.

also, Halo 4 is beast


Forza for you, me and many, many others will stick with Gran Turismo.

Jarrichvdv said,

please tell me what you're smoking. Forza and Fable are both legendary game series that on their own make xbox one the most obvious choice for me already, together with upcoming titles from rare, remedy, black tusk studios and respawn studios. Xbox One it is.

also, Halo 4 is beast

Fable been going downhill since the 1st one, the game keeps getting shorted and the game mechanics dumbed down each time.

I think, or expect, that Halo : SA is basically Spartan Ops from Halo 4 but with more of a MMO twist? It could tie into that other listing for Halo Boot Camp, which could be a companion app of some sort.