When is the Halo Infinite release date? There isn't one yet, but now that Microsoft has announced the new Halo game we can at least give you all the latest Halo Infinite trailers and gameplay details.
Microsoft certainly started its E3 2018 conference off with a bang by officially unveiling a new Halo game. We have very few details to go on, but we do know that Master Chief is back for another special sci-fi shooter. The Halo Infinite reveal trailer doesn’t actually reveal much, besides that the game is coming, but we're very excited to see what 343 Industries has in store for its next FPS.
It’s already been a massive show for PC gamers - here is everything you need to know about E3 2018.
Despite the announcement, we're not expecting to get Halo Infinite release date, gameplay, and story details for a while yet. 343 has still got us excited though, and so we have collected together every last scrap of information we know about the upcoming first-person shooter. Here are all the latest details on Halo Infinite.
Halo Infinite release date
When is Halo Infinite coming out? During Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference, we didn’t get a Halo Infinite release date, but don’t expect it to land on PC soon. According to a 343 Industries blog post the developer said that the game has “a long way to go.”
That wait might end up being at least a year, if not more. Lets not forget that building games, especially triple-A behemoths the size of a Halo game, takes time. In addition, a rumour initiated by an insider source talking to Thurrott has suggested that the game may ship in two parts: we might have to count down the days until the end of 2019 before we can enjoy a new dose of Halo single-player and all the way until 2020 before we can dive into multiplayer. This insider source also revealed the title 'Halo Infinite' in advance of the E3 reveal, so there is potentially some truth in this.
Halo Infinite trailer
It takes a minute and a half for this Halo Infinite trailer to roll before it’s made clear that this is a new Halo game. Before that we get a lot of scene setting in some gorgeous environments - from deep, dank caverns, to rolling fields filled with wildlife the likes of which we’ve never seen before in the series.
But once we see Warthogs racing across the landscape, Master Chief’s signature green helmet, and the awesome Halo rings dominating the skies, we know it is the real deal. The trailer doesn’t give much else away but it’s enough to get our sci-fi senses tingling.
It turns out, however, that the Halo Infinite trailer was only a demo for 343 Industries’ new engine, Slipspace, and the culmination of “years of work,” according to the blog post. That said, we know that the game is so ambitious that the series "needed" a new Halo engine. That means the reveal teaser might not be indicative of the final product, but we’re just pleased it exists and has a name, frankly.
Halo Infinite story
The reveal trailer doesn’t give much away, but eagle-eyed redditors have picked up on clues in the footage that might give us an idea of the Halo Infinite story. When the Halo ring appears at the end of the trailer, xx14Zackxx recognised it as Installation 07, or Zeta Halo as it is known to humans.
Installation 07 is 100,000 years old, one of the seven existing installations, and the only surviving one of the original 12. Interestingly, it is a Halo specifically designed to house Earth’s life forms and ancient humans before the planet’s imminent destruction.
Remember those animals from the Halo Infinite trailer we’ve never seen before? Perhaps these are those ancient animals housed in Installation 07 all those years ago. Also, the morse code in the trailer (0:36) apparently says “SOS Zeta Halo.” Humans were also housed on Installation 07, so could Halo Infinite’s story bridge the gap between ancient and modern humanity?
So far, this is only speculation - albeit very enticing speculation. But since it looks as if we’re going to be waiting a while, we’re looking forward to enjoying all the Halo Infinite theories that emerge in the meantime.
Halo Infinite beta
We don’t know for sure whether there will be Halo Infinite multiplayer, but considering how core to the series PvP has been, we can't imagine it existing without it. That said, if we do get PvP, we will likely be getting a Halo Infinite beta to try the game out.
"In the future, you will be able to join early flighting programs that will let members of the community play the game with us, and give direct feedback, much like the current Insider flighting program for Halo: The Master Chief Collection," 343 said in the blog post.
Those programs won't start for a while and only a small number of people will be allowed to play the game once they do start, so keep an eye out.
Halo Infinite gameplay
We know very little about Halo Infinite’s gameplay, but we do know that Warthogs will be returning, at least. It’s not much of a surprise, but it’s something. The trailer shown at the beginning of Microsoft’s E3 2018 showcase was only a tease and didn’t show any gameplay, so we can only speculate. As long as we see a return of split-screen co-op and the classic Halo gameplay we love in a prettier package, we’re sorted.
Halo Infinite VR
Halo Infinite in VR certainly makes sense as Microsoft was looking for a creative director to deliver “an all new VR experience in the Halo universe” - does this mean Halo 6 VR? We also know that Microsoft is ready to burst onto the VR scene with its own range of headsets, so the company is going to need a big launch title for them. Halo Infinite VR is by no means confirmed, but seeing those famous rings in virtual reality would be pretty special.