343 Industries have announced a Halo game for PC, but it’s probably not the one you want. Halo: Spartan Strike is the successor to Halo: Spartan Assault and will also release on Surface and Windows Phone.

Yeah, that’s not going to appease PC owners who have been holding out hope for Halo: Master Chief Collection on Steam.

Halo: Spartan Assault will start during Halo 2’s events in New Mombassa. Then the game will jump five years ahead to the war against the Prometheans, 343’s Fred LaPorte told IGN.

IGN has just over 9 minutes of gameplay footage and commentary. I’ve embedded it below.

Spartan Strike will offer ‘refined controls’ and more precise aiming plus revolving challenges.

Halo: Spartan Strike will hit PC, Surface and Windows Phone on December 12. You can unlock all versions for $5.99 if you purchase through Windows Store. Or, you can buy a standalone PC version through Steam.

So far, 343 Industries hasn’t announced plans to bring Spartan Strike to Xbox One and Xbox 360 – but it wouldn’t surprise me to see it pop up sometime next year.

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