The next instalment of 343 Industries’ creation will continue the iconic storyline that was left off from Fireteam Raven back in 2018. However, not a great deal of information has been provided about the game’s possible storyline and what will be included.
Back in July 2020, Xbox themselves presented a showcase that featured Halo Infinite as their flagship new game. What we do know is that Master Chief will be returning to the latest title, the third chapter of the “Reclaimer Saga” with “his greatest adventure yet to save humanity.”
343 admitted their storytelling errors from Halo 5 and reassured fans that there would be a defined focus on Master Chief’s role, adding that it would be “much more human.” Whether the developers will maintain this promise, remains to be seen.
While there is still fairly limited knowledge about the game, this will be updated as details are revealed closer to the launch date.
Here is everything you need to know about Halo Infinite:
UPDATE 28th July: 343 Industries have started dishing invites out to applicants for their beta test period, which is due to start tomorrow.
26th July: Recent rumours on social media have suggested that players will get access to the Halo Infinite beta very soon.
14th July: In a blog by developers 343 Industries, it has been confirmed that a great game changing feature will be coming to multiplayer.
8th July: The developers have revealed that fans will find out about the beta before its release.
2nd July: We have revealed all the news about the beta, which includes how to sign up for it.
24th June: The head of Xbox has come out and said that both Xbox and the developers are confident of their summer 2021 release date.
23rd June: Plenty of players have been asking regarding the potential inclusion of split screen in the latest Halo installation.
Read more: Will split screen be available?
18th June: It has been confirmed that the first season of Halo Infinite will be based on Halo Reach.
This is great news - but that's all. Big Team Battles will be making a return with an equally impressive expansion to the much-loved game mode.
4th June: Plenty of questions have been asked regarding crossplay and whether it will be active in the latest game.
Read more: Halo Infinite: Will Crossplay Be Enabled?
13th April: It appears that a teaser has been linked involving a collaboration between Xbox and Nintendo, which has speculated theories that the Xbox Game Pass could somehow be involved. If true, then we could see Halo Infinite be available to play on Nintendo Switch for the first time - read more about it here.
Microsoft and 343 had been significantly pushing for a 2020 release date. But due to various technical issues, this was drastically pushed. They announced on 11th August 2020 that Halo Infinite had been significantly delayed and that it will not be ready until the autumn of 2021.
Read More: Halo Infinite: What is the Release Date?
There is a lot that loyal fans of the Halo franchise will be familiar with, the flourishing environments, vehicles and weapons just to name a few. This will reassure and familiarise those concerned who will aim to make a comparison with previous games gone by.
Some of the differences between old and new will be apparent. The addition of the ‘TacMap’ will bring an open world and free roam feel to the franchise and will illustrate how to explore different parts of the world. Not only that but it will also assist you in tackling certain missions and help you achieve your respective objectives - each with their own difficult rating.
343 revealed that the environment is “several times larger” than the previous two Halo games combined, which suggests that the install size will be significantly larger than anything Halo gamers have seen before.
New tools such as the grappling hook and the Drop Shield help you to personalise an all-new approach to the game, something we haven’t seen before and will help Halo Infinite stand out on its own plinth.
Here is the full trailer that was released during Xbox’s showcase last year.
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