Halo Infinite will take the franchise in new directions

By Marshall Lemon
10 June 2018 21:15 GMT

Halo Infinite was finally shown off today by 343 Industries and Microsoft.

During the Xbox E3 2018 briefing today, Microsoft and 343 Industries gave us a look at the next Halo chapter: Halo Infinite.

Not that we didn’t expect it, because it’s been in the works for a couple of years now, and wasn’t ready for prime time when E3 2017 rolled around. Halo Infinite is, of course, the name we saw rumoured just last week, because this has been a particularly leaky E3.

The main focus here is on the Slipspase Engine, which is debuting with Halo Infinite. This is, by far, the best Halo has ever looked. The trailer shows off a lot of this world’s native wildlife, which is a real treat.

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What is Halo Infinite?

So what exactly can we expect from Halo Infinite? Will it harken back to classic games? Strike out in bold new directions? It’s not entirely clear from this trailer, but considering E3 has only just begun more details will certainly follow. Halo Infinite will reportedly focus more on Master Chief’s story, something 343 Industries learned the hard way with Halo 5.

It also looks like the story will be set on another…well, Halo. We get to see the ring reaching up into the sky, just like in that iconic landing sequence in Combat Evolved. The Warthog will return as well, of course. Sadly there’s not even a hint of a release date in the trailer, so we don’t expect to find out much more during E3 proper.

We’ll have more coverage on Halo Infinite, the latest Microsoft E3 announcements, and much more as E3 progresses. Keep an eye on our E3 conference time guide for all the upcoming conference times and stay on top of all the big E3 2018 announcements.

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