After what’s felt like an infinity of waiting, we finally have an idea of what Halo Infinite ’s campaign will look like.Developer 343 Industries re-revealed the mode for the first-person shooter in a digital showcase today.Take a look:
Halo Infinite picks up after the events of Halo 5 , and sees Master Chief trying to figure out why Cortana, his longtime AI partner, went rogue and tried to destroy humanity.He’s seeking another AI, code-named “The Weapon,” who was allegedly designed as a countermeasure to Cortana.The Banished—a splinter faction of Chief’s enemies-turned-allies the Covenant—are in his way.
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It’s been a rocky road for Halo Infinite .Last year, 343 Industries showed off a slice of a mid-game level from the campaign .
Though it demonstrated a ton of cool stuff—including an open-ended map and a sweet grappling hook—fans laser-focused on the visuals, making fun of the muddied visuals, certainly not indicative of how Microsoft’s marquee series could look like on its marquee console.(An out-of-context screenshot of an NPC alien was particularly damning.To the community, his name is Craig.)
Some had speculated that Halo Infinite would be an open-world game.Today’s stream clearly showed a large map and some freely structured first-person shooter gameplay (at one point, Chief attacks a Banished base as if he were in a Far Cry ), but Microsoft hasn’t explicitly said one way or another whether this is the case.
Shortly after the cold public reception, as first reported by Bloomberg , 343 brought in longtime Halo vet Joe Staten to take the reins on Infinite ’s development.
The studio delayed the game from 2020 to some time in 2021.
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Buy at Amazon for $50 Over the past few months, 343 Industries has conducted a series of “technical tests,” essentially betas, for Infinite ’s multiplayer.All of them have been well-received .
Halo Infinite —or, well, most of it—is scheduled to come out on December 8, 2021 , for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Its multiplayer will be free-to-play.The campaign, meanwhile, is separate, available for purchase as you would a standard game or via Microsoft’s Game Pass service.It won’t launch with a cooperative campaign nor with ray-tracing .Both of those will come down the line.
News DISCUSSION By DrStrang3love Wait a second…
is Cortana wearing clothes ?
I think I just heard the anguished cry of a million “gamers” that their favourite holographic waifu has become less titillating.
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