Well, it was bound to happen. Releasing a Halo isometric action game exclusively on Windows 8 was one of the dumbest ideas ever. Especially if you are Microsoft. After failing to boost its latest OS’ sales by taking advantage of its biggest IP, Microsoft decided to do what most publishers would do from the get-go; support Windows Vista/7 and release the bloody game on Steam.
So, Halo: Spartan Assault is coming to Valve’s digital distribution service and will be released on April 4th. The game will support all DX10 operating systems (Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1).
According to its description, Halo: Spartan Assault ‘brings the excitement of Halo combat to Steam for the very first time.
Battle your way through 30 action-packed missions against the Covenant as you explore the origin of the Spartan Ops program featured in Halo 4. ‘
Here are the game’s key features:
- Epic campaign featuring 30 action packed levels with a brand new Halo story set just before the events of Halo 4.
- Command many of your favorite Halo weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities, and customize your Spartan to create the perfect Spartan warrior.
- Complete weekly challenges for XP and compete against your friends in Leaderboards for ultimate bragging rights.
- Game supports keyboard/mouse, USB Xbox controller and virtual joysticks for touch.
Enjoy and kudos to our readers ‘John Vanitsidis’ and ‘Corrie Botha’ for informing us!