Halo ATLAS App For WP7 To Provide Real-Time Maps
Written Monday, October 17, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
This weekend at NYCC, 343 Industries and Microsoft revealed some new premium features that will be coming for Halo: Waypoint on Windows Phone 7, with an app called ATLAS, that will enable Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo: Reach players to access real-time maps showing where your teammates and weapons are during a multiplayer match, like an in-game GPS, with maps provided by the artists at BradyGames.
“We tried to imagine what a Spartan in the field might actually have if they had an assisted system from the future” explained CJ Saretto, Lead Producer for Halo: Waypoint. “There’s a number of set-ups that we’ve imagined, We’ve imagined the phone kind of sitting on the coffee table in front of you and you checking it out on occasion if you’re wondering what’s going on. We’ve also imagined a co-pilot style scenario where another person is watching what’s occurring while you’re playing and kind of giving you additional information.”
Sounds pretty sweet. “We also think about, if you’re in a firefight, you’ve ducked behind a corner, you’re kind of hidden, you take time to look at where your team mates are,” Saretto noted.
There'll also be custom challenges coming to Halo: Waypoint, which will be arriving as part of the fall update for the application that will be launching on November 15th, 2011 to coincide with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Take a look at the ATLAS app and custom challenges in more detail in this here GameSpot video.
[Via WP7 Connect | Thanks, Arron]