Halo Infinite: 343 Industries gives look at explosive sound capture

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Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has shown off how it captures audio for in-game explosions.
  • The video showcases the use of explosives in abandoned areas so that authentic audio can be recorded.
  • Halo Infinite is expected to release in 2021 on both Xbox and PC.

Halo developer 343 Industries has provided fans with a behind-the-scenes look at how the studio has gone about capturing audio for in-game explosions in Halo Infinite. Specifically, a two-minute long video was posted to the Halo Twitter account that shows 343 Industries' audio team setting up, triggering, and then recording the audio from explosives in abandoned or out-of-the-way areas. You can watch the video below.

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This isn't the first time we've gotten a sneak peak at Halo Infinite's soundscape. Last year, 343 Industries showcased how a pug named Gyoza was contributing some creepy alien-like sounds, and several of the tracks from the game's score have been released as well. Overall, it's looking like audio is a big part of what will make Halo Infinite special, and it's neat to get behind-the-scenes looks like these that remind us of how much effort and energy goes into making big-budget titles.

What do you think of the explosion sound effect showcase? Do you hear any sounds that are familiar to you as a Halo player? Personally, I think quite a few of the explosions would work excellently as sound effects for the Scorpion tank, but we'll have to wait and see (or rather, hear) how the audio is used when Halo Infinite is released.

Halo Infinite is expected to launch in 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs. It was originally slated to release in 2020, but it was delayed, which we ultimately thought was a good move. In the meantime, we highly recommend the Master Chief Collection, as it offers all of the older Halo shooter games (aside from Halo 5) in one well-priced package.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

  • Why do I get a strange feeling that something Halo infinite related is getting ready to drop this year? Some esport teams have announced that they're about to return to Halo tournaments this year period would be kind of strange for them to come back just to play Halo 5 multiplayer. What if Halo infinite multiplayer is further along than the campaign and they are getting ready to stealth drop it, even though they initially said that they were going to wait and deliver the full package. They may see a window of opportunity and are going to jump on it
  • This makes me miss mythbusters for some reason, can't quite put my finger on it. Hmm..
  • https://www.facebook.com/cloud9/videos/372133017250925/ Well they have just announced that they're returning to Halo. Could be something. Could be nothing. But the fact that they are returning means that part isn't a myth. Hmmmm
  • Impossible to be excited by anything this studio makes, but here's to hoping.