As we get close to E3, we start to hear about what the bigger publishers might showcase there…
Yesterday, we discussed the schedule of E3, although not all bigger companies have had their programs receive a date yet. Still, Microsoft and Bethesda will hold a joint press conference, which makes perfect sense, as Phil Spencer has finished the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda.
During the program, Halo Infinite will be showcased, and Microsoft would be a fool to skip the opportunity to showcase the progress of what 343 Industries has done for Master Chief‘s next game in his series. Here’s what Coalteastwood, a Microsoft insider, had to say during the newest episode of his podcast : „343 [Industries] will show a small feature on the campaign and upgraded visuals. [The] testers are saying that Halo Infinite looks improved, but not the mind-blowing top-tier visuals we come to expect from 343 and the largest tentpole franchise on [Microsoft’s] platform.”
He added that the emphasis on the showcase will be more on the game’s robust multiplayer: „A big emphasis for the show will be a huge, varied showcase of the multiplayer suite coming to Halo Infinite Online, a free-to-play model that will bring in millions and millions when the game launches in September of this year. There are rumours Halo Infinite will show a brand-new Battlefield-inspired competitive and cooperative team-based mode, with an arsenal of big vehicles and weapons across maps much larger than Halo’s ever had. Not a battle royale, but more like an amalgamation of battle royale, Battlefield Conquest, and full-on Halo multiplayer madness. Expect a demo for online play to release just after the event closes.”
So… Halo Infinite might launch in September on Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC. The multiplayer approach could be interesting for Microsoft, though.