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Halo Infinite is a 'platform for the future,' according to 343 Industries

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: 343 Industries)

What you need to know

  • In an interview, 343 Industries Studio Head Chris Lee revealed that the developers want Halo Infinite to act as a "platform for the future."
  • Essentially, this means that new Halo content will come out as additions to Halo Infinite rather than as new games.
  • This information was preceded by the first official reveal of Halo Infinite's gameplay.

Following the official gameplay reveal for Halo Infinite, new information about the game's structure came to light through an interview by IGN with 343 Industries' Studio Head Chris Lee. Specifically, Lee revealed that 343 is planning on treating Halo Infinite as a foundation for further Halo content to be added onto later.

"Halo Infinite is the start of our platform for the future," Lee said. "We want Infinite to grow over time, versus going to those numbered titles and having all that segmentation that we had before. It's really about creating Halo Infinite as the start of the next ten years for Halo and then building that as we go with our fans and community."

Halo Infinite

Source: 343 Industries (Image credit: Source: 343 Industries)

Ultimately, it sounds like Halo Infinite will be acting as a platform for things like campaign expansions and other types of DLC. Hopefully we'll know more about 343's plans to build the future of Halo off of Halo Infinite soon. Are you excited by this direction? Let us know in the comments.

Halo Infinite is expected to launch during Holiday 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs.

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.

7 Comments
  • Yeah, needed to go in a different direction. Also, with Game pass makes perfect sense.
  • Oh!! The next 10 years? I thought I heard something like that earlier (where they were talking of the future of the franchise.) So I looked it up and here it is.
    https://www.tweaktown.com/news/47697/halo-devs-already-working-6-roadmap... Well, we'll see about this. But for me it looks like they are trying to go for the GTA Online type of service.
    This is not a game but a service. The goal will probably be to make a large amount of revenue through microtransaction. The focus after the initial launch is how to keep getting money out of the players.
    Oh, well...
  • Welcome to gaming where have you been the last five to ten years?
  • Complaining about Games as Service, thats where. 😜
  • I got the impression they will do the same with Forza Motorsport and Fable; both are sequels without a number in their names. For Forza it makes sense especially, they can just keep adding cars, track and graphic updates to the base game.
  • Halo Infinite is 343i's Destiny...
  • Not sure if that's a compliment or a complaint.