Halo Atlas application arriving on December 10 for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

By Tom Warren, on 8th Dec 11 6:59 pm with 17 Comments

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it plans to make the Halo Atlas application available on December 10.

ATLAS, Assisted Tactical Assault System, is a companion app designed for Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. The application will allow Halo Reach and Halo Anniversary players to watch real-time data from their devices on live matches. Microsoft has partnered with Brady Games to provide detailed multiplayer maps for Halo Reach. Halo Atlas is designed to encourage players to engage in strategic gameplay and will provide access to maps on the go. Halo players can then study the maps and gain access to:

  • Weapon and vehicle spawn locations for Matchmaking and Firefight games.
  • Health pack locations.
  • Near-real-time locations for weapons and vehicles during Custom Multiplayer games.
  • Your location and that of your team members displayed on the map.
  • ‘Follow me’ mode to track your movement.
  • Dynamic player list, including current score for the teams and each player and equipped weapon for you and your teammates.

In addition, Microsoft is also making Halo Waypoint available to iOS and Android users on December 10 at no cost. ATLAS will be free for Windows Phone users and $4.99 for iOS and Android devices. For more information see Microsoft’s overview piece here.

Thanks to WinRumors readers Karl and Charlie for the news tip

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    i don’t want/need this crap, all i want is for MS to release Xbox live app on Android

    • Fase

       Not wait for application in Android. WP7 is better. Buy one.

    • Anonymous

      Get a Windows Phone 7 :)

    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      You realize that all the stuff the Xbox LIVE app does is accessible from your phone’s web browser on Xbox.com, right?

  • EfJay

    This sucks. MS shouldn’t be putting their software on any other device. They should just pretend that iOS and Android aren’t dominating the mobile market. Where’s Photosynth for WP? Bitch bitch bitch. I hate my life.

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      Microsoft makes more money from Android than they do from everything they did and do with WP7, they can’t pretend it doesn’t exist… 

    • Anonymous

      Who fed you that junk ? You think making money is only to do with software licenses? They also male .kney selling apps .. Running developer programs etc.. The fees they get from android us nothing compared to what they are getting from android ..  

    • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

      Not me.

    • EfJay

      Yeah, I’m subscribed to you and Digger1985. You’re my idols. But to be honest, I can’t tell you two apart.

    • Anonymous

      Did you see the part where its free for wp7 users and costs money for Android and iOS..  I can’t fathom how there is anything wrong with this. They’re making money and its cheaper & further integrated on their platform

  • phil jay

    im not convinced of the apps ui… its not metroish enough.. :P

    • http://twitter.com/Ukumio Nick Webster

      Well since the App is for Halo, I think it’s better to stick to their futuristic sci-fi UI as it allows the player to feel more involved in the game, especially while using ATLAS

  • http://www.andrew-stockdale.co.uk Andrew Stockdale

    Sweet. Going to enjoy this on my WP7, but if this scales up to tablet size properly on Android, I’ll pick it up for my XOOM. Because a XOOM sitting in a dock next to my 40″ with ATLAS is honestly more useful than on a smaller phone screen propped up :-(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOKQSWPW34HSO7G6IUTT74VVGQ Manu Narayan

    I think it’s a great model.  Free for WP and charge for other platforms.  If MS makes the jump for other applications on the iphone they should use this model as well.  Either that, or they should release free, ad heavy applications, and target ads to ‘switch.’

  • Bigmase2005

    I’m torn. I like that everyone has the chance to get these sweet Xbox/Halo apps on their mobile devices but now I feel like I don’t have any exclusives for my WP7. The Xbox Companion is the only app now that is exclusive to WP7 but for how long? I’m sure they will release for iOS sooner or later.

  • Anonymous

    I went back and forth on this, but I finally settled
    on the idea that Xbox is not really the same as Windows. Windows is a huge
    platform, the OS that creates apps, web content, etc. Whereas Xbox is
    entertainment, and content consumption. I think that having an Xbox or Halo app
    on multiple platforms is smart, it drives people to Xbox platform, which has
    the Metro style, Windows integration, Zune, etc, getting people familiar with
    it. Unscientifically thinking here, I imagine that the majority of people with an
    iPhone run Windows in some fashion, same with Android. So it makes sense to
    come to them with offerings like this, it doesn’t compromise the ecosystem for
    Windows Phone, because you have to pay for the ATLAS app, and the iOS version
    of the Xbox App are almost identical to what is on the site using Safari. The
    Windows Phone apps, Xbox integrated, Companion and Extras are all vastly
    superior. Besides MS has allowed outside connectivity via Xbox Live API’s
    forever, and there are dozens of Xbox apps on iOS and Android already. Now if
    they start throwing out Xbox Live Games on iOS and Android then I’ll get
    concerned.

  • Me

    over-joyed-brain-explosion… too much good news…. friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!