Today, Microsoft opened its E3 2018 briefing with a teaser for "Halo Infinite" which is powered by the new "Slipspace Engine". According to Xbox's Phil Spencer, the game is Master Chief's greatest story yet. The engine allows opportunities for emergent experiences for gamers of today and tomorrow. Halo Infinite is targeting Xbox One and PC, but should run at "4K Ultra HD" and "HDR" on Xbox One X.
Halo Infinite will be a new Halo game centered on the Master Chief that continues the current storyline. Cortana is still the villain and Master Chief has to save humanity from her convoluted schemes. It seems like this time they involve a Halo ring.
It looks like the classic visual style is back and Halo Infinite lets you explore an entire ring this time around. The wildlife in the trailer really stands out because it's unlike anything we've seen in a game from Bungie or 343 Industries beforehand. Hopefully the story will be polished unlike Halo 5: Guardians.
It's unclear when Halo Infinite will launch but, given the scope of the project, gamers shouldn't expect it in 2019. There's a reason the studio only showcased a game engine demonstration instead of an actual trailer.
The project seems to be going in a radically new direction so it'll take time to craft this experience. Hopefully 343 Industries will take cues from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it comes to environmental interactivity because the setting seems to be the star of the show in the trailer. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Until then, be sure to gawk at the gorgeous visuals and Master Chief's classic armor.
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