There is a lot of buzz about Halo with E3 less than two weeks away. Microsoft is expected to reveal Halo 5 but is not expected to share anything more about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Halo TV series, of which little is known about.
It does appear however the company is up to something related to Halo ahead of E3 that is called Halo: Spartan Assault, according to several domain names Microsoft privately registered through the brand protection company MarkMonitor.
Among the latest names Microsoft registered in late May, are SpartanAssault.net (WHOIS), HaloSpartanAssault.com (WHOIS) and Halo-SpartanAssault.com (WHOIS).
Also registered were Halo-SpartanAssault.net (WHOIS) and HaloSpartanAssault.net (WHOIS).
Each of the newly acquired names is registered to DNStination Inc, a Whois privacy service administered by MarkMonitor. Microsoft is a well-known client of MarkMonitor and over the years has acquired many Halo-related domains through the company like Halo 7, Halo 8 and Halo 9, to name a few.
Back in 2009, a fan fiction story was written online by a Halo fan called Halo Spartan Assault. Of course, there is always the chance that Microsoft is doing nothing more than protecting its IP, but it’s highly unlikely, with E3 right around the corner.
Although it’s only speculation at this point, you can bet Microsoft has something in the works for Halo: Spartan Assault.
Is it the title of a live action series? A video game? Who knows?
It’s obviously too early to say what exactly Microsoft has planned for Halo: Spartan Assault, but we should know more soon.