Halo: Spartan Assault is worthy of envy, will we ever see it on iOS?
It isn't every day that something on Windows Phone has us green with envy, but since its big unveil, Halo: Spartan Assault has given us a case of the green-eyed monster. However, since taking possession of a Nokia Lumia 925 – more on that soon – and a copy of the game, one thing is clear; I really hope Microsoft gets this out on other platforms for everyone to play.
Spartan Assault takes place some time between Halo 3 and Halo 4, and moves away from the first-person shooter style of the Xbox titles and into a top-down format. I'm not going to run down the whole game, because our friends over at Windows Phone Central have already given it a full and proper review. But it's good. Really good. The controls are perfect for a mobile game, designed with purpose for use with a touchscreen.
We've speculated in the past as to whether or not we think we'll ever see this title released on iOS. Microsoft isn't averse to sending things our way at least with a couple of games having made the jump before, and even Office – of sorts – is now available to iOS users. It's perfectly understandable that they'd want to use it as a tool to try and attract people to Windows Phone, but we have to hope it's in their roadmap somewhere to widen its availability. It's not without fault, but this is a game you'll want to play.
Of course, if you're using a Windows machine, you could already be playing it. But, it would be awesome on the iPad. Really awesome. What do you guys think; would you be excited to see Halo on iOS? Perhaps you've played it already? Shout out in the comments!