Halo: Infinite is on the mind of many Halo fans at the moment, as it’ll be the first game in the franchise released in over five years – when we received Halo 5. While that game had good reviews, many felt it was disappointing (myself included) and didn’t really match up to where the franchise was when it was being ran by Bungie before 343 Industries took over. If you’re a fan of those earlier games like Halo, Halo 2 and Halo 3 – then you’re in for a treat, because based on the new trailer and gameplay reveal, it looks like Halo: Infinite will have a similar feel to those games.
First, the trailer:
Now, the gameplay:
Halo: Infinite is said to be a “spiritual reboot” of the franchise, and will continue Master Chief’s story while paying tribute to 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved. Infinite’s director Chris Lee has said that the game will “go to the roots of Halo, bring those elements forward, and then modernize them for gamers today. That’s really been a key creative inspiration for us.”
Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, said:
“We spent a lot of time thinking about what is iconic Halo. And then how do we take what we can do with a next-gen platform and a brand new engine and maybe bring what we only dreamed of to life before.”
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, says:
“As we got closer to console launch, and we got our hands on it, you really got the connection not only what the game was, but what the character and the lore was – and it’s really great to see in Halo Infinite the team returning back to some of those core pillars that makes Halo what it is.”
Halo: Infinite doesn’t have an official release date yet, but as the trailer points out, is expected by the holidays later this year and will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. We’re also getting a Halo TV series, expected to air on Showtime in the near future.
What did you think of the gameplay? Are you excited for the game? Be sure to tell us in the comments!