According to recent reports, Microsoft has registered multiple Halo-oriented domain names via MarkMonitor, a company that offers services like domain management and brand protection that Microsoft has used in the past.
The new Halo-oriented title may be called Halo: Spartan Assault, a name indicated by the assortment of registered addresses which include HaloSpartanAssault.com, Halo-SpartanAssault.net and a few other comparable variations.
Despite the deal’s somewhat secretive nature, Fusible caught details of the registration which took place on May 30th.
A new next-gen entrant in Halo franchise might be just what Microsoft needs to start their campaign to win over the gaming community. Gamers across the globe are still dubious about the Xbox One, and Microsoft’s vague responses on key issues certainly hasn’t helped the company’s public image within the community.
This possible Halo project may be part of Microsoft’s recent touted campaign for Xbox One exclusives–the company has set aside a billion dollars to fund exclusive titles for their next-gen contender–which may also go a long way in swaying the community.
Microsoft has also said that they are listening to the negative feedback surrounding the Xbox One’s hot-button issues, and that they “working on a few things to address [them].”
Details on the possible game are less than scarce, however it has been noted that Halo: Spartan Assault is the name of a fan fiction story within the Halo universe.
It will be definitely interesting to see what–if anything–comes out of this venture, especially with the literal galaxy of possibilities that are available with the franchise’s expansive source material.
If the game is in the pipeline, there’s a good chance that we’ll hear more during Microsoft’s presentation at E3 2013 where the gaming giant is believed to make a stronger case for their next-gen contender.