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Microsoft Seeks Testers For Secret 'Project S' Strategy Game [Updated]

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The people who publish Age of Empires and Halo Wars have a secret real-time strategy title in the works for Games For Windows Live, which Microsoft Games Studios is calling "Project S." Other people are alpha testing it now.

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Microsoft is seeking more alpha testers for what it describes as a "groundbreaking," "giant, revolutionary step for PC strategy games." Some of those alpha testers have forwarded details on the project Microsoft is referring to as "Project S" and "Spartan," a clue that this may be a title set in the Halo universe.

Among the questions being asked of potential alpha testers for Project S is whether they've played other PC strategy games, including StarCraft, Warcraft III, Age of Empires and Farmville.

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The Project S alpha has been underway for the past few weeks, according to Microsoft's survey, and is planned to run for a month or two.

Project S could be something as simple as a Windows version of Ensemble Studios' Halo-themed RTS Halo Wars or a sequel to that game. Or it could be something unrelated to Halo's fiction, featuring actual Greek spartans. Do you know?

Update: Project S appears to be something other than a Halo game, taking its codename from the original Greek spartans.

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I was interested in this until I saw it was for PC and I lost all interest. PCs weren't built for gaming which is why I don't buy PC games anymore.