Halo Infinite : What to Expect
The plot remains highly confidential, still, for the most part. All that anyone can say for certain is that this will, in fact, be the direct sequel to Halo 5. There are also countless unconfirmed rumors, which only remain as speculation, as to the Infinity Ship and its role in this game. But guess what else? The amazing Master Chief will come back to reprise his role in this one….
This game will also make every possible effort to right any wrongs created by the last game, Halo 5, which left so many dozens of players disappointed. One way they plan to do this is by “doubling down on”, as many have stated, the amount of time in which Master Chief will appear in the game -- so as to make up for his lack in Halo 5. This time, the screen, and all eyes on it, will be on him. This will also promise to be a much more human story, showing plenty of humanity (this time, instead of so much alien life and destruction --- good to have for a change, right?). Halo Infinite, do not let us down!
And to further add, executives have hinted that the entire story will occur on some form of Halo ring, in which we’ll get to see Master Chief once again putting on some new armor. Hope it’s even better than the other upgrades he’s gotten before ; rumors have stated that this new armor is supposed to look something like MJOLNIR Mark IV from prior games like Halo 4 and Halo Legends (which would make sense, especially given the fact that they’re trying to go back to a time right before Halo 5, in which Halo was still awesome). So erasing, or going around, Halo 5, we can soon, hopefully, be able to forget about it and move onto something better altogether. 343, and the Reclaimer Saga, in a new rise, here we go!
The brief trailer for the game came out in June of last year, 2018. And since then, the hype and the expectations have both been quite high. The creators are certain, either way, that they’ll deliver something that will far surpass --- and even make up for --- the partial disaster that was Halo 5. This game is supposedly going to be, and I quote, Master Chief’s “greatest adventure yet to save humanity”.
I have some very bad news, in case you are not already aware --- bad news, but very true news. It seems that E3 2019, in terms of this upcoming Halo game, was a severe disappointment as no play footage of the game, or any real presence of it, much, was actually shown to the fans. Many were hoping to see some, especially after having had it rumored for so many months prior that there would be coverage on it. But perhaps, this is a move by the game’s development team, once more, to save the very best for last. Yet some fans would’ve even opted for raw footage, over no footage at all.
But either way, we can always count on Halo being up to something great. With the slight exception of some aspects of Halo 5, why should things be any different here? Hope is good to have.
What we did see at E3 this year was that Microsoft confirmed the game, its title once more, its main billboard ad, and the console - project it’s going to be released as a part of. So definitely, without any doubt, Microsoft is working on something big, and it’s taking up quite a bit of their time --- they seem to be in a crunch to deliver something awesome, and very soon. Anyways, the project is going to be known as Scarlett, and it’s supposed to be the next big Microsoft product that’ll blow players out of the water, even more so than the very first Xbox (with its rockin’ title of Halo : Combat Evolved) did back in the day. Remember?
Everything Else We Know, Thus Far…..
Scarlett, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows (PC) will feature this new game, all in all. So choose how you wish to play it, and on which type of controller / screen and settings. Though the arrival date is still set for late 2020, you can at least start planning for an exceptional gaming experience well ahead of time, can you not? We think so.
And even though we’re all trying to forget Halo 5, guess what? The events and storyline from this new game will supposedly be kicking right up from where Halo 5 left off. Many have also said the game is supposed to be some form of “Spiritual Halo”, a reboot, I suppose, with strong spiritual undertones. We have yet to see….
In the game’s very brief footage trailer from last year, of which multiple different break - downs and interpretations have been made, we see what seems to be our main hero getting rescued from space. Then, the clip shows it to be over no less than a shattered, completely broken - apart Halo ring, the background of it all. We then see him ask for an update, or sort of status report, from his team --- to which he gets a communication reply, stating, “We lost.”
Following his reply, you see him jump out of the ship he’s in. He likes to do that, as we know. And that’s where the trailer leaves it at. Time will tell the rest, but for now, it’s up to us to put our imaginations together, so to speak. Another thing we can do, of course, for now, is to sign up for newsletters and email updates as they become available from Microsoft and 343. One can do so online by checking out the game’s main page and subscribing to the feed there.
Halo Infinite, come soon! We await you with open arms. Your time is coming...oh, so quickly.