Halo Infinite will 'do right' by the franchise says 343 Industries' Bonnie Ross

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Microsoft)

Yesterday, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced that Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross would be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Ross is one of the major reasons why the Halo franchise has been given this much importance in recent years. While Halo 5: Guardians wasn't as well-received as Halo 4, it was still a learning experience for the studio. People didn't just want stellar multiplayer — which they got in the game — but also a compelling single-player narrative which was missing.

In an interview between Ross and VentureBeat — which was condensed for readers by WCCFtech — the studio head said that she wanted to "do right" in the next installments. You can read the excerpt below.

Honestly, we have made mistakes along the way. The community has helped us in creating good learning experiences for us. But I think that when I look at Halo, the universe is the most important character and we are stewards of the universe. And if we're going to keep the universe alive and healthy, I think that we have to ensure that we are doing right by Halo. I do look at it as a very humbling experience. The whole team looks at this as not just our universe. It's the fans' universe. It is a part of our culture, this precious, precious world, and we're responsible for taking care of it. And we want to do it right. The work that they have done, the work we're doing on Halo Infinite is something that I am so proud.

Hopefully Halo Infinite will give us a truly extraordinary single-player and multiplayer game. However, only time will tell. There are a lot of hints being dropped that it might be an open-world game, though no confirmation has been provided as of yet. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

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