Halo: Spartan Strike was originally supposed to bring the vaunted Halo franchise to PC and Windows Phone 8 later this month. Unfortunately, there's been a bit of a snag. That snag is called Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Since Halo: TMCC continues to have its share of issues with multiplayer, 343 Industries is focusing all of their efforts on resolving those problems first. The result is a delay for Spartan Strike, which is now expected to arrive next year.
"While we're excited about this all-new Halo experience, our commitment to resolving the current matchmaking issues in Halo: The Master Chief Collection remains the top priority," reads the Halo Waypoint statement. "As a result, we have decided to move the release of Halo: Spartan Strike to early 2015."
Halo: Spartan Strike is the spiritual successor to Halo: Spartan Assault, the twin-stick shooter currently available on Steam. The original game received mixed reviews, with critics citing decent shooting mechanics and uneven level design.