Halo: Spartan Assault to Land on Xbox One 12/24 for $14.99 (Only $4.99 – Upgrade Discount )December 11, 2013 No Comments
Halo: Spartan Assault which landed on Windows Phone and Windows this past summer will hit the Xbox One on Christmas Eve 2013 (Dec. 24th). The game will be running at 1080P resolution and a smooth 60 fps frame rate. It will include the “Operation Hydra” add-on and will cost $14.99. for those of use who have purchased the game already (or anytime before Dec. 15th), the game will only cost the discounted price of $4.99.
Digging more into the game, the Xbox Team interviewed executive producer Dan Ayoub from 343 Industries.
Q&A Executive Producer Dan Ayoub from 343 Industries
For the uninitiated, could you tell us a bit about what’s been added to the Xbox One version of “Halo: Spartan Assault?”
Dan Ayoub: We’re really excited about the Xbox One version of “Spartan Assault,” as this came to be due to strong demand from the fan base. The Xbox One version will feature all of the modes and content from the original mobile version (optimized for your console), including the “Operation Hydra” add-on. In addition, we are introducing a new co-op mode that will allow players to play together in some pretty frantic gameplay versus an old enemy.
How exactly will the new co-op mode work?
Dan Ayoub: Co-op will work through Xbox Live and will allow you to play with a friend. We wanted to do something completely new for the game that featured really crazy action against waves of enemies. For this reason, we’re putting you up against the Flood! Players will work together against huge waves of enemies bearing down on them. The mode is heavily focused on teamwork and victory can only be attained by working together. Co-op is a ridiculous amount of fun, and people in early testing have really enjoyed playing it.
Did you have to overcome any particular challenges in bringing the game to Xbox One?
Dan Ayoub: Probably the most interesting challenge was to adapt gameplay that was originally conceived for a very different form factor. We didn’t just want to do a straight port to Xbox One, so we had to rethink things like controls and pacing that to make sure it played great on the console. We also made considerable efforts to make the audio shine. The Xbox One version will feature 7.1 Surround Sound, and we re-mastered the SFX for console; we also did all new music and VO to support the new mode. I think what I’m most excited about is that we’ve created a fantastic upgrade path for people who already purchased the game on Windows/Mobile that will allow them to get their hands on the Xbox One version at a significantly reduced cost
You can read more about the game here
Free to Try – Buy for $6.99
Halo: Spartan Assault brings the excitement of Halo combat to touch-based devices for the very first time. Battle your way through 25 action-packed missions against the Covenant as you explore the origin of the Spartan Ops program and Halo 4′s Spartan Commander, Sarah Palmer.
Earn Xbox achievements, complete mission and weekly challenges, unlock new customizations for your Halo 4 career, and compete against your friends for the top scores in the leaderboards.
It’s time to join the assault, Spartan!
*Halo Spartan Assault requires users to sign into Xbox with a Microsoft account to play.Tags: Halo: Spartan Assault, Xbox OneNews