Next Halo Game is exclusively coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

... well at least for now as Kotaku says on their report. What do you think about that MS tribe?

Personally, I think this is a good move for MS. I know it's kinda restricting but it's one way to push your own products. Actually I think this is the right freaking time to do it. :)

Look, I want to be excited about this, but until the people making the game say it's coming to iOS and Android (they're not saying one way or the other, sticking to just what they've announced), it's kind of hard to be.

... Says the Kotaku author who obviously doesn't have Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 (or probably hates both platforms). Well, I would say the same thing for all iOS and Android exclusives too.

The comments on the article are entirely negative, and kinda close-minded if you ask me.

Can you guys hear all these potential customers? Me neither. - mrClint

I don't know what this guy is smoking but I think a hundred million Windows 8 users' doesn't agree with him.

I'm going to stop ranting. Voice out your opinions on the comments below.

SOURCE: Kotaku

Title: "Halo: Spartan Assault"

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Developer(s): 343 Industries and Vanguard Games

Format: Digital download available only for Windows 8 PCs, tablets and Windows Phone 8 devices

ESRB Rating: T for Teen

Price: $6.99 ERP1

Availability: July 2013

Product Overview: Available only for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, "Halo: Spartan Assault" is a new top-down action shooter that brings a "Halo" video game to touch-based devices for the first time in franchise history. Developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games, "Halo: Spartan Assault" provides an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike.

Set between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," "Halo: Spartan Assault" is a new chapter of the award-winning "Halo" universe that explores the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and dives deeper into the backstory of Human-Covenant wars. Play through the eyes of either Commander Sarah Palmer or Spartan Davis stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity as they fight never-before-seen battles against Covenant forces.

With rich storytelling, intuitive controls, and best-in-class action, audio and graphics, "Halo: Spartan Assault" brings the epic scale and action of the "Halo" universe to mobile devices through unrivaled action and intensity.

Features: Top features include the following:

  • Original "Halo" gameplay. An action-packed, single-player campaign spanning 25 missions in battles never before experienced in the Halo Universe, all played from a top-down camera view
  • New and immersive storyline. An original story set between the events of "Halo 3" and "Halo 4," experience a new war with the Covenant, the first missions of the Spartan Ops program and the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer, all with best-in-class graphics and audio
  • Built for simplicity. A unique fusion of touch and consolelike controls for easy pick-up-and-play gaming, with the added flexibility of keyboard and mouse controls on Windows 8 PCs and tablets2
  • Integration with "Halo 4." Earn experience points (XP), all-new Achievements, and unlock emblems for your "Halo 4" Spartan career, with additional integration features available after launch
  • Nonstop competitive fun. Compete against friends in Leaderboards or hone your skills against an onslaught of Weekly Challenges while collecting more than 40 in-game Achievements and Med
  • In-app purchases. Grind to earn upgrades or speed up your training by purchasing credits for boosts, unique weapons or armor abilities
  • Only on Windows. Available only on Windows 8 PCs and tablets and Windows Phone 8 devices.

Halo: Spartan Assault Announce Trailer. (Thanks Tom)