We knew that Halo Infinite would be one of the great protagonists of the Xbox Games Showcase that has served to see in action some of the next releases developed by the Xbox studios, and the Master Chief has not disappointed in his great debut, showing video gameplay of its almost nine-minute campaign. In it, we can see some interesting details about the game world, the weapons and equipment available to our protagonist, and the enemies that await us.
“Our campaign demo takes place a few hours after the start of the Halo Infinite campaign, meeting with the Master Chief and the pilot after the Pelican faces fire from enemy anti-aircraft guns.” The pilot in question, of course, is the same one we saw in the E3 2019 trailer. During the video, we are introduced to Escharum, the new leader of the Banished (you know, the faction captained by Atriox in Halo Wars 2) who has taken over a whole ring on his own. And since Infinite is defined as a ‘reboot’, the narrative also has a new twist.
“Our script team is laying out a story that is entertaining and exciting for all players, so don’t worry if you’re new to the Halo universe or have no idea who the Banished are.” And what about the gameplay? Essentially, and as it was rumored, we will have a great world to explore (several times larger than the last two Halo combined, says the Halo Waypoint blog ) with semi-open elements. The hook that was shown on the game’s cover will finally serve both to move and to move enemies. There is another surprise up his sleeve.
It is a cover that we can manually deploy at any time to save ourselves from enemy fire, and a curiosity: both tools can also be used in multiplayer mode but will have different behavior. On the launch of the game, there is still no exact date (and therefore, neither for Xbox Series X) but we do know that it will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X at 4K and 60 FPS with Smart Delivery; and on PC through Windows 10, Game Pass for PC and Steam. In addition, options are being explored to launch a beta of the game, although from Waypoint they warn that the conditions of teleworking are hindering that process.