The long-running game series “Halo” is set to release its sixth main entry and 16th game overall -- the “Halo Infinite” in this year’s holiday launch.
Halo Infinite is currently scheduled to arrive during September to November 2021 with a firm release date yet to be confirmed by the game developers.
The game was originally supposed to be launched last year in November, alongside the Xbox Series X/S, but it was delayed to 2021 due to challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Halo game is a first-person shooter game developed by 343 industries and published by Xbox Games Studios for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
For almost 20 years, Halo multiplayer has been defined by sandbox-focused emergent gameplay that offers players a wide array of weapons, vehicles and toys in the name of enjoyment and competition.
“From the expanded sandbox, bots and personal AI, millions of ways to customize your Spartan Hero, to battle passes that never expire, there’s a lot more to learn and love about #Halo Infinite multiplayer,” Joseph Staten the creative director for Halo Infinite said in a tweet.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will launch as a free-to-play title and players can look at the Master Chief collection’s free “battle pass” system for a new peak at how the newly added mode can work.
In addition to returning favorites and brand new weapons, Halo’s infinite sandbox is punctuated by the addition of Halo 3-esque equipment, a game changing limited-use abilities that players will search during a match.
The Halo Infinite’s team of 343 industries is continuing to embrace the franchise’s legacy even after imbuing it with new modern twists that lean into the series’ strengths while simultaneously laying a foundation for it to grow and evolve in the months and year beyond the launch.