Halo Infinite is emerging as one of Microsoft’s biggest holiday releases, but we still haven’t seen much aside from some movie trailers. Obviously, it will mostly look and play like a Halo game, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently hinted that even bigger structural changes are possible. And it may be borrowing some ideas from The Master Chief’s collection.
“There was a lot of learning in the studio, which means actually having a collection, a kind of halo and a history and experience inside one halo, one Halo interface and one platform,” Spencer told Polygon. “When 343 went on this trip, they saw some benefits that our customers don̵7;t require to decide between” Do I want to play this or that? “I kind of feel like the games are almost competing with each other. You see, with some annual franchises – which obviously aren’t a halo every year – but you see that where you spend a lot of energy actually trying to move customers, who are already playing your game, a new version of your game.I think the gameplay is evolving, there is a thought “Our customers are our customers and we need to respect them where they are.” This is similar to our Xbox message, and I think you’ll see that in terms of how they talk about infinity – even the structure of the same game. “
The Master Chief collection covers all previous Halo games under one umbrella, including achievements and progressions that are tracked in multiplayer in multiple games. This could mean that Halo Infinite will be similar to a crossover with other games. Or Spencer could refer to future plans, with Halo Infinite planned to continue in the future. The title certainly provides a long-term plan, and 343 plans to move away from numbered sequels and use Infinite as a platform.
We recently learned more about Halo Infinite as Microsoft showed gameplay at the event on Thursday, July 23rd. This event gave us a taste of the Halo Infinite campaign, but the multiplayer remains a mystery.
Although Halo Infinite is scheduled for this fall along with the launch of the new console, it will not be exclusive to the Xbox Series X. Microsoft has already said it does not plan any games to be used exclusively in the X Series for the first few years. Instead, all first-party games will be available for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X, and Microsoft’s Smart Delivery feature will detect and optimize what hardware you’re using. Halo Infinite also comes on the PC.
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