Halo Infinite to Have Exciting Features for the First Time in Franchise History

Published 04/29/2021, 11:42 AM EDT


It has been a while since the community has heard of any updates from 343 Industries regarding Halo: Infinite. The title was a headliner at the Xbox Series X game reveal event. However, it ended up disappointing fans to a great extent. Although it is meant for the new-gen consoles from Xbox, the title let fans down in terms of the visuals and gameplay. Some fans even pointed out that the graphics of Halo: Infinite are worse than that of Reach, the 2010 title from the franchise.

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343 Industries decided to take action on this and has been focusing all this while on making the game better. But there has not been much news about it since. However, now we have some exciting updates about the title from none other than the Studio Head of World’s Edge, Shannon Loftis. In an interview with PCGamesN, Shannon talked about some of the exciting features that will make it one of the best Halo titles ever.

According to her, Infinite will not only feature cross-play but also cross-progression. This means that you can carry on your progression across PC and Xbox Series X and S, as well as Xbox One. She says,

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“It (Halo: Infinite) supports cross-play and cross-progression between PC and Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S, so your multiplayer customization and progress follow you across all of your platforms.”

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This news is in accordance with what the Xbox head Phil Spencer had said last year. Cross-play and cross-gen play will allow more and more players to play the game, thus providing a major buff to the fanbase.

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“There will be little anomalies every so often and because of relationships and certain developers that want to do certain things… my goal is: make games as playable by as many people as possible so that this art form continues to grow.”

Matt Booth, the head of Xbox Game Studios, had some exciting news for fans on PC in a recent Xbox blog post:

“We have been working closely with the PC community to ensure that Halo Infinite offers a premier PC experience, including highly desired features such as support for ultrawide and super ultrawide screens, triple keybinds, a wide variety of advanced graphics options, and more. We want to make sure that Halo is serving the PC community.”

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Well, from all the effort that the devs at 343 have been putting in, it looks like the redemption of this title is nigh. With the franchise having entered a whole new market, the stakes are pretty high for Halo: Infinite.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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