One of the big issues Windows Phone struggles with is a lack of apps – or compelling ones, anyway – and that extends to games. What’s a company like Microsoft to do? Well, it does happen to have Halo – one of the biggest hits in the console world – up its sleeve. Why not try and leverage some of that Halo love for the benefit of Windows Phone? That’s why we were excited last month to learn of Halo: Spartan Assault, which was set to debut on Windows Phone 8 this month. Today, we start to get the picture on just how the game will arrive.
Unfortunately for those of you looking forward to this release, you may have to put up with an exclusivity deal. Verizon announced today that its subscribers would be the first ones in the US to get a crack at Spartan Assault when it’s released.
The carrier doesn’t provide a date, but is willing to offer up a price: Spartan Assault will cost just about $7.
Of course, this just leaves us with more questions: how long could it be before WP8 users on the other US carriers get access to the app? Will gamers in other countries get access at the same time as Verizon users in the States, or will they face delays as well?