E3 2019 may be long over with, but one keen-eyed Halo fan has just discovered something that the rest of the world missed entirely.
A Twitter user by the name of Xepyal recently tweeted their discovery that the E3 2019 trailer for the next Halo game, Halo Infinite, actually contains a hidden message.
Xepyal tweeted: “This is how I got it, took multiple screenshots of the red bars and put them all together, then I had to make the QR code.”
Check out the INFINITE-LY cool (sorry) discovery below.
This is how I got it, took multiple screenshots of the red bars and put them all together, then I had to make the QR code pic.twitter.com/Rjitz6W2Sw— Xepyal (@xepyal) July 29, 2019
Responding the the tweet, the official Halo Twitter account shared a gif from the game that reads: “Took you long enough.”
So, where does the QR code take you? Well, it takes you to a creepy AF audio file, (check out the URL here for a sound clip).
The clip contains almost 30 seconds of seriously spooky sounds, including some ghost-like effects and footsteps. Eventually, a voice breaks through the noise to say: “This… this is part of me. I don’t know why, I don’t know how, but it is me.”
The general consensus right now in the Halo fandom is that the voice belongs to Cortana, who was left in a bit of a tricky spot at the end of Halo 4 (no spoilers here, don’t worry!)
Although there might not be too much more to the hidden QR code, it’s a nice touch to see some ARG elements being used in the game’s marketing.
Nice job, Xbox! Now, I wonder what else we’ve been missing in game marketing…?
Halo Infinite is due to release along side the next Xbox console, sometime in 2020.
Featured Image Credit: 343 Industries