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Halo: Spartan Assault and Skull of Shogun become the first universal Windows apps

By Himanshu Arora ยท 8 replies
Apr 17, 2014
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  1. Just a couple of weeks after making the announcement, Microsoft on Tuesday released the first universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone. The apps in question include Halo: Spartan Assault and 17-Bit's Skulls of the Shogun, which you can now buy...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,865   +1,183

    So if I bought spartan assault on steam (windows 7) right now, id be able to play it on my windows phone/tablet/windows 8 if I ever got one?
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,995   +2,884

    Oh. I thought after reading the headline it was going to be something interesting.
  4. Microsoft doesn't have any control over Steam and they have no way of being able to link your Steam and Microsoft accounts together so they couldn't do that even if they wanted to.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,865   +1,183

    but that doesnt mean buying the game through steam doesnt mean you still have to connect to your microsoft account. Alot of games on steam use "double DRM", like you still have to go through origin after you buy it on steam or something
  6. rsabatino

    rsabatino TS Rookie

    one stem comes compatable to phones then you will be able to access all your games. steam is only associated with steam you will need the steam client to play steam games even microsofts.
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,865   +1,183

    Guys I know how steam works.

    in reseponse,unless microsoft acknowldeges that I do own the game and adds the liscense to my MS account. Im questioning what it says in the article - Buy the game once, play it on all platforms.

    I wasent asking about steam specifically per say, maybe just using it as an example. but does anyone actually know the answer to this?
  8. The article is for apps developed on the universal windows RT apis for distribution in the Windows Store only, it won't link your purchase on any other store, steam, ios, google, etc.

    If you purchase on Windows phone 8.1 you will be able to download the version for Surface RT, Xbox One and Windows 8.1 x86.

    Whether this changes next year will have to wait and see.
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  9. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Addict Posts: 288   +97

    That's interesting, but when is Spotify's official app coming to windows 8? I can't believe a service like this doesn't have an official app on windows 8, I'm about to drop my premium subscription a get Deezer instead.

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