We can expect many new announcements when Xbox and Bethesda hold their joint E3 Showcase in a little over a week, but the most talked about and the most anticipated title is undoubtedly Halo Infinite. The gameplay reveal for Halo Infinite received mixed reactions last year, so Microsoft and 343 have a lot to prove to the fans that this title will live up to their expectations.
Coalteastwood, YouTuber and Microsoft insider, spoke about this on his show, and it seems that the launch of Halo Infinite may be the first thing they speak about. 343 Industries has been hard at work developing Halo Infinite and aims to have it look much better than the first version of the game. But this now has a caveat as players should not expect anything “mind-blowing” or truly next-gen.
343 will show a small feature on the campaign and upgraded visuals. Testers are saying that Halo Infinite looks improved, but not the mind-blowing top-tier visuals we come to expect from 343 and the largest tentpole franchise on [Microsoft’s] platform.Coalteastwood
We can expect to see some small chunk of the campaign, but Coalteastwood believes that Microsoft will focus more on multiplayer, which will be free-to-play, and includes a new large-scale Battlefield inspired mode (not a full battle royale, though). Coalteastwood also believes we can expect a September launch date.
A big emphasis for the show will be a huge, varied showcase of the multiplayer suite coming to Halo Infinite Online, a free-to-play model that will literally bring in millions and millions when the game launches in September of this year.Coalteastwood
There’s rumors Halo Infinite will show a brand-new Battlefield-inspired competitive and cooperative team-based mode, with an arsenal of big vehicles and weapons across maps much larger than Halo’s ever had. Not a battle royale, but more like an amalgamation of battle royale, Battlefield Conquest, and full-on Halo multiplayer madness. Expect a demo for online play to release just after the event closes.Coalteastwood
Considering these are still just rumors and nothing has been confirmed, this information should be taken with a grain of salt. But Coalteastwood has a reputable track record, and a lot of the information he has provided also aligns with the previous rumors.
About Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios.
It is the sixth entry in the series and serves as a re-imagining of the franchise, with new features, mechanics and gameplay elements. As for the story, it is going to be a direct continuation of Master Chief’s story from Halo 5: Guardians, in his “greatest adventure yet to save humanity!”
The game was originally cited to be released alongside the upcoming Xbox Series consoles but has since been delayed to 2021.