Halo Infinite is the latest addition to the Halo franchise. Infinite is the fourteenth overall Halo title developed by 343 Studios and the sixth edition of the main Halo series.
The developers first revealed the game at E3 2018 with an initial trailer. The trailer carried forward the story from Halo 5: Guardians which will continue the story of the Master Chief.
Just like other Halo titles, Infinite will also be a Microsoft exclusive. Therefore, it will be available exclusively on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and the new-gen Xbox Series S|X.
343 Studio had initially announced the release date for the latest Halo title as November 2020. There are rumors that Infinite has put the biggest dent in 343 Studio’s treasury by far as compared to all other Halo titles. The game allegedly cost the developers $500 million to make.
Initially, the game was to launch alongside the new-gen Xbox consoles. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date had to be pushed indefinitely. Therefore, as of now, there is no fixed release date for Halo Infinite.
The disc version of the game for the Xbox Series X is listed on Amazon US for $59.99. The price for the Halo Infinite PC is also expected to be similar. Moreover, the game will also be a part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The multiplayer co-op mode of the game will be available free of cost, but the campaign mode will be paid.
343 Studio revealed the initial gameplay footage of the game during the Showcase Xbox Series X July event. The campaign mode of the game has an open-world setting.
The open-world setting will work through a backtracking mechanism where players can unlock new areas as they progress. Once they have these areas, they will always have to explore as much of the map as they have unlocked.
The story of the game is a continuation of Halo 5: Guardians. While there is still a lot of ambiguity over Infinite’s story, there are a few things that fans know.
Firstly, the story will take place on the Zeta Halo, which is one of the remaining Halo rings. More information from the E3 2019 trailer shows a stranded pelican pilot rescuing the Master Chief. These are the prominent characters of the storyline who discuss a past battle that destroyed one of the Halo Rings.
The battle was against the ‘Banished Faction’ that initially appeared in the spinoff Halo Wars 2. The Banished are most likely to be the antagonist of this story as well.
The local campaign co-op of Infinite in a two-player mode will once again feature a split-screen mode.
The developers had removed this popular mode in the previous game. However, they faced a lot of backlash due to this decision and have therefore decided to re-introduce the mode in the latest edition.
|First Release||Halo: Combat Evolved, November 15, 2001|
|Latest Release||Halo Infinite, (TBA)|
|Spinoffs||Halo Wars, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, Halo: Spartan Attack, Halo: Spartan Strike, and Halo Wars 2.|
|Platforms||Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC|