E3 2018: Halo Infinite Announced

E3 2018: Halo Infinite Announced

Today at the E3 Microsoft Press conference Microsoft has announced the next addition to the Halo Franchise.  Halo Infinite, departs from the numbered sequels from the series past!

The trailer for Halo Infinite was shown off to open the Microsoft press conference.  The trailer showcases a vast landscapes, a variety of animal life forms, and hieroglyphics.  The trailer pans to a group of Marines walking through some ruins, as Master Chief, with helmet in hand, comes into frame. Enter the title screen of Halo Infinite and the iconic theme music. The trailer ends with Master Chief inserting an Artificial Intelligence chip into his interface in the back of his helmet.Like the reveal trailer for Halo 5, this trailer does not show much in the way of story.  It is most likely just a showcase of the new engine, Slipspace, that is being used for the game, which is coincidentally the name of  faster than light travel in the Halo series.

In a posting on the Halo Waypoint site, Chris Lee the Studio Head of 343 Industries, stated that  Infinite will focus on Master Chief taking place after Halo 5. It suggests that 343 Industries is acting on correcting the  negative feedback on the split campaign in Halo 5. In the blog post they also state that they are a far way off from even beginning allowing people from outside 343 Industries to try the game. So it would be a good bet that we will not be seeing Halo before Christmas of next year. Perhaps even further.

David Bahle

Former competitive Halo Coach, and former Microsoft Fan Boy. He is also a self proclaimed Star Wars Guru. He can be reached either on twitter at @OhMyApollo or [email protected]