If you’re not interested in spending $6.99 on Halo: Spartan Assault for your gorgeous Windows Phone 8 device, then you’re in luck, because Microsoft released a free version of the game called Halo: Spartan Assault Lite. Microsoft is hoping players will take a liking to the free version, which could make for potential customers for the full version of the game.
Halo: Spartan Assault Lite contains the first of 30 missions compared to the premium version according to the game’s description. Furthermore, the game is designed to introduce the player to the story and gameplay of the full game, so don’t enter expecting to get the full experience, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
Just having a single mission as playable out of 30 is not enough to convince players they need to go ahead and throw away $6.99 at a game that might or might not be a fun experience.
We don’t see this move to sell more copies of Halo: Spartan Assault working out any time soon. The best way to sell more copies of what we believe to be a favorable mobile game, is to increase the market share of Windows Phone substantially. Failure to do so might just force Microsoft to release the game for iOS and Android if the company wants to make a profit.
It is time for Microsoft to get in touch with consumers, and not just making a profit at the end of every quarter.
[via Windows Phone Store]