Halo Infinite is going to be a pretty big game, but according to Xbox, the team is aiming for it to represent the franchise for the next 10 years.
In an interview with IGN, studio head Chris Lee explained that Halo Infinite will be worked on, expanded and improved for what’s hoped to be a full decade. This will be instead of adding new games to the franchise, though it’s not been fully confirmed if this means we won’t see any new Halo games for 10 years.
It’s a pretty bold decision to double-down on a game that might yet disappoint fans, but it seems 343 Industries is set on their decision.
Lee told the publication: “We want Infinite to grow over time, versus going to those numbered titles and having all that segmentation that we had before. It’s really about creating Halo Infinite as the start of the next ten years for Halo and then building that as we go with our fans and community.”
So far, fans seem mostly impressed with what we’ve seen of Halo Infinite’s gameplay, though the game is still looking rough in parts. Hopefully that’s down to the current build, and not reflective of the finished product.
Revealed during Xbox’s Games Showcase, Halo Infinite is looking pretty special so far, screenshots aside. In case you missed it, check out some of the gameplay from Halo Infinite’s campaign mode in the video below!
Halo Infinite will launch later this year, and honestly, we can’t wait – especially now we’ve seen some of the game in action. It’s definitely going to be one of the biggest games of the year, and quite possibly one of the biggest launches of the Xbox Series X.
The game’s official description reads as follows: “The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise beginning holiday 2020! Developed by 343 Industries for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Project Scarlett and Windows PCs, Halo Infinite continues the Halo 5: Guardians storyline and takes the franchise in ambitious and unexpected directions, powered by the all-new Slipspace Engine.”
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