Halo Infinite concept art treasure trove released ahead of beta launch

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has shared over 60 pieces of official Halo Infinite concept art.
  • The artworks were shared ahead of the launch of the Halo Infinite beta.
  • Hundreds of concept art pieces like these will be available in the upcoming artbook The Art of Halo Infinite by Dark Horse Comics.

Ahead of the launch of the next Halo Infinite beta later this evening, 343 Industries has chosen to publicly release over 60 pieces of concept art in a new blog post. In the post, 343 Industries' Head of Creative Joe Staten explained that due to a mistake, several concept images were included in the files of the beta test build that is being deployed to Halo Insiders later today. Instead of delaying the beta test so that the images could be removed from the build, the studio instead decided to share all of the concept artwork ahead of time. Staten confirmed that none of the images spoil the Halo Infinite campaign in any way.

"This art represents a wide range of ideas that we explored early in pre-production and that we planned to share at a later date, as part of Infinite's pre-launch promotion and other initiatives such as the upcoming "The Art of Halo Infinite" from our partners at Dark Horse," Staten said. "For a time, we used these images as loading screens for internal studio builds — and that's how they accidentally ended up in the Tech Preview build."

Have a look at some of the concept pieces below (the rest are available to download in the post):

If you enjoy concept artworks like these and want to see more, the upcoming artbook The Art of Halo Infinite from Dark Horse Comics will be a must-buy for you. The book will contain hundreds of concept images like these, and if it's anything like previous Halo concept art books, it will also contain lots of details about how and why 343 Industries' art teams designed Halo Infinite's world, characters, weapons, vehicles, and more the way they did. The book is expected to release on Dec. 14, 2021 and can be preordered for $36.

Halo Infinite itself is expected to officially launch on Dec. 8, 2021, and the second beta is expected to go live this evening. For more details on the beta, including when it will be available and what content it will include, review our coverage of the Halo Infinite beta schedule and check out our guide on how the Halo Infinite beta download process works. When the game launches in full, the campaign will cost $60 but the multiplayer will be free-to-play.

Brendan Lowry

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