Halo Infinite: When to expect Master Chief's next adventure

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite (Image credit: Microsoft)

Updated June 9, 2019: Added details on Halo Infinite following its latest trailer and information from E3 2019.

Halo Infinite is the next major entry to the iconic first-person shooter franchise, set to release on the new "Scarlett" Xbox console, Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Although the project is seemingly in early stages, it sits among the most anticipated titles from Microsoft. It might be some time off, but here's when to expect the ambitious upcoming title.

What we know about Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite (Image credit: Microsoft)

Halo Infinite was first unveiled at E3 2018, as a part of Microsoft's annual Xbox press conference. While details on the project are scarce, its debut was paired with a conceptual trailer, showcasing 343 Industries' new Slipspace Engine in action. Then, during E3 2019, a second trailer was shown that gave us another look at the engine's power.

Halo Infinite is expected to fall under the "Reclaimer Saga" – a series of Halo games outlined by 343 Industries, following the events of Halo 3. We can expect Halo Infinite to further explore the relationship between the Master Chief and Cortana, after the open ending of Halo 5: Guardians. The premise of its narrative is unclear, aside from various teasers were laced throughout the original reveal trailer. The latest trailer from E3 2019 suggests there will also be a brand new character in the mix, too: a stranded Pelican pilot, desperately hoping to get back to his family. The trailer implies that he will be a companion of Master Chief in the game.

For more details on Halo Infinite, including a deeper dive into its story, gameplay, beta test, and availability, make sure to check out our cohesive roundup of information so far.

Halo Infinite: Everything We Know

Halo Infinite release date

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite (Image credit: Microsoft)

At E3 2019, it was confirmed that Halo Infinite would launch during Holiday 2020, though no specific dates were given. However, it was revealed that Halo Infinite would be launching alongside the new Xbox console, which is code-named "Scarlett." The game will be available on that console, as well as all Xbox One consoles and PC, too.

Halo Infinite is currently expected to cost $59.99 on Xbox One and Windows 10, alongside a release to Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

Great Halo games

All the greatest Halo games are available now on Xbox and are heading to PC too throughout 2019 and beyond.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($30 at Microsoft)

The Master Chief Collection is a fantastic game that lets you experience the entirety of Master Chief's saga in one convenient package.

Halo Wars 2 ($40 at Microsoft)

Halo Wars 2 is arguably the best real-time strategy title on Xbox One, offering players a wealth of incredibly satisfying, Halo-themed content.

Halo 5: Guardians ($20 at Microsoft)

Halo 5: Guardians is the latest Halo first-person shooter title, and it's got plenty of good content within that most players will have a good time with.

Xbox accessories you'll love

Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)

PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.

Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)

The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.

Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)

Stand your console upright with this accessory.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.