Rumor Mill: Microsoft Working on Halo for Windows Mobile
Article by George Norman
On 14 Apr 2009
From the “I’ve heard it through the grapevine” category, we have news to report about the Microsoft developed Windows Mobile smartphone operating system and the first-person shooter Halo, which has also been developed by the Redmond-based company. The rumor is that Microsoft wants to port Halo to Windows Mobile – we do not know precisely what sort of Halo app will make it to WinMo, but we do know that work is being done on something.

How do we know this? Just take a look at this post from CareerBuilder: “Do you love Halo? Do online social communities and console video games excite you? Do you love building scalable online infrastructure & websites for large and passionate audiences? The Halo franchise studio is looking for a strong software development engineer with a passion for video games and online services. We have an ambitious task ahead, taking the current Halo community and online gaming support system and bringing it to the next level.We're looking to blend console, web, and mobile to create an immersive Halo world that follows the dedicated Halo fan wherever they go. We need engineers that can build connected technology while working in a startup environment.”


The software engineer that joins the Microsoft team would have to “deliver a great out-of-game interactive experience that takes the next step beyond the systems found in Halo 3.” The engineer would have to test and finalize design plans, would have to work together with artists, designers, developers and testers to implement the aforementioned plans, and then help in the coordination of large-scale tests.

Getting back to the Halo game, Microsoft has not shed any light onto the matter, so we cannot accurately say that you will be able to play the FPS game on your Windows Mobile powered device. We’ll just have to wait and see if the game makes it to the Windows Mobile Marketplace; in the meanwhile we have some FPS-related news:
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Tags: Microsoft, Windows Mobile, Halo, FPS
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