Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite.jpg
Box art featuring Master Chief
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)Xbox Game Studios
Artist(s)Nicolas Bouvier[2]
Composer(s)Curtis Schweitzer[3]
SeriesHalo
Platform(s)
ReleaseQ4 2020
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Halo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter video game co-developed by 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, published by Xbox Game Studios for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and fourth-generation Xbox consoles.[4][5][6] The game is scheduled to be released in 2020 and is the sixth main entry of the Halo series.[7] It continues the story of the Master Chief as the third chapter of the "Reclaimer Saga",[8] following Halo 5: Guardians and will also be the sixth game in the franchise with Master Chief as the protagonist.[9][10][11]

Synopsis[edit]

The storyline of Halo Infinite will be “much more human”, with Master Chief playing a more central role than in Halo 5: Guardians.[12][13] The E3 2018 trailer indicated that the story will be set on a Halo ring and showcased the design of Master Chief's Mark VI armor to return to the design seen in Halo 2 and Halo 3.

Development[edit]

Halo Infinite is being developed by 343 Industries using the new Slipspace Engine. According to Microsoft, Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite with "his greatest adventure yet to save humanity".[9][14][15] The story had entered planning stages in 2015.[16] An announcement trailer was released on June 10, 2018.[17] The developer said that all of the scenes in the Halo Infinite trailer were running in the engine.[18][19][20] Halo Infinite will feature split-screen again, in response to the backlash of its removal in the previous game.[21] It will also have a beta prior to its release, described as an insider flight program.[2]

The game will be released alongside a new Xbox One-compatible console known as Xbox Series X. Although initially implicated to be exclusive to the console, the franchise's development director Frank O'Connor stated in August 2019 that Infinite was being developed for Xbox One title and that they were "building it so it plays and looks fantastic" on the platform, but suggested that it would have enhancements when played on Xbox Series X.[22] In January 2020, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty additionally confirmed that the studio had no immediate plans for Xbox Series X exclusives on-launch, preferring to phase out compatibility with older hardware over a longer-term period similar to PCs.[23]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b 343 Industries (June 10, 2018). "Our Journey Begins". Halo - Official Site. Archived from the original on June 10, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  3. ^ 343 Industries (June 9, 2018). "Discover Hope". Halo - Official Site. Archived from the original on July 13, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
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  6. ^ Hernandez, Patricia (June 9, 2019). "Halo Infinite is a 'spiritual reboot'". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Tassi, Paul (August 16, 2018). "Microsoft Confirms That Yes, 'Halo: Infinite' Is Actually Just 'Halo 6'". Forbes. Forbes Media. Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019. ‘It is Halo 6,’ said 343’s Jeff Easterling during a Mixer stream ... ‘You should just consider it Halo 6. Don't think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It's the next story. It's the next chapter in what is going on.’
  8. ^ Tatch, Dave (June 21, 2013). "Halo's Reclaimer Trilogy expanded into a 'more of saga'". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on December 5, 2015. ‘While we originally said trilogy, we've actually expanded this to more of a saga, so we don't want to limit the Reclaimer story within a trilogy,’ he (Phil Spencer) said.
  9. ^ a b Prell, Sam (June 10, 2018). "Xbox announces Halo Infinite, which is... um... a new Halo game, question mark?". GamesRadar+. Future Publishing. Archived from the original on July 23, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Lumb, David (June 10, 2018). "'Halo Infinite' puts Master Chief back in the fight". Engadget. Verizon Media. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  11. ^ O'Connor, Alice (June 10, 2018). "Halo Infinite announced, returning to PC". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Palumbo, Alessio (April 25, 2017). "343i Acknowledges Halo 5 Storytelling Mistake, Will Double Down on Master Chief Focus". Wccftech. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
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  14. ^ Wales, Matt (June 10, 2018). "Microsoft reveals Halo Infinite". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Minotti, Mike (June 10, 2018). "Halo: Infinite starts Microsoft's E3 show". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on June 10, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  16. ^ Hurley, Leon (September 25, 2015). "343 has started on Halo 6 and knows "whats going to happen 10 years from now"". GamesRadar+. Future Publishing. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  17. ^ Halo [@Halo] (June 10, 2018). "The Master Chief returns in #HaloInfinite. Get your first look at the legendary hero in a thrilling new Slipspace Engine demo that provides a glimpse into the future of the franchise. #XboxE3" (Tweet). Retrieved June 10, 2018 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Kohler, Chris (June 11, 2018). "Microsoft Announces Halo Infinite With Tiny Teaser". Kotaku. Gawker Media Group. Archived from the original on April 15, 2019. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  19. ^ Lemon, Marshall (June 10, 2018). "Halo Infinite will take the franchise in new directions". VG247. videogaming247. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  20. ^ Romano, Sal (June 10, 2018). "Halo Infinite announced for Xbox One, Windows 10". Gematsu. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  21. ^ Wakeling, Richard (June 11, 2019). "E3 2019: Halo Infinite Has Split-Screen, Microsoft Reaffirms". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Halo Infinite's Xbox One Version Won't Be 'Second-Class' Says Halo Boss", IGN, retrieved January 11, 2020
  23. ^ Sarkar, Samit (January 10, 2020). "Microsoft promises Xbox Series X games will also play on Xbox One — for now". Polygon. Retrieved January 11, 2020.

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