A Halo Infinite VR version was already in the works; 343 Industries was already working on it effectively. If you’ve always wanted to know how Halo Infinite would work in VR, now you’re in luck, as the artwork and even a gameplay video have surfaced online!
According to a Twitter user named Rebs Gaming, there was a Halo VR project in the works, Reverie, which was supposed to be released in 2017, but 343 Industries encountered technical problems with VR technology, and the limited number of users was not a good omen for the future of the game. In terms of its success.
You can check out the tweet below, which includes artwork and images related to the project.
Halo Infinite Virtual Reality project called Reverie that 343 considered creating in 2017 but didn’t due to hard challenges with VR and limited VR users. However there were a few companies 343 interviewed that had an extreme amount of promise. By Dan Chosich. #Halo #Xbox pic.twitter.com/L8Zy82SGn5
— Rebs Gaming (@Mr_Rebs_) July 6, 2022
But that’s not all! In another post, Rebs Gaming also showed in a new Twitter video what it would have been like to control the Halo Infinite VR version!
In response to my post about the canceled Halo VR project, here’s our only look at what Halo VR would look like. This was created by Nibre_ who was hired by 343 as a Halo MCC engineer after he posted this in 2019 👀 #Halo #Xbox pic.twitter.com/UvOQGGw4mg
— Rebs Gaming (@Mr_Rebs_) July 8, 2022
Technology has come a long way since then, and VR headsets have become much more accessible. Games like Half-Life: Alyx and Resident Evil 4 VR have proven that virtual reality games have finally reached the point where they can tell exciting and immersive stories. However, in 2017, 343 wasn’t ready to bring Master Chief to VR audiences. According to Rebs’ tweets, 343 considered creating a Halo VR experience as early as 2017.
The gameplay of the canceled Halo project thus revealed what the franchise could have looked like if players took control of Master Chief using a VR headset. The Halo franchise remains one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises. The live-action series got a second season, and Halo Infinite wowed fans like filmmaker John Carpenter when it came out last year. Although the latest game attracted many players with its free-to-play multiplayer and open-world campaign, fans still keep returning to previous Halo games.
Fans were disappointed when Halo Infinite’s campaign launched without co-op multiplayer, a prominent feature in every major entry in the franchise. Developer 343 Industries is finally releasing Halo Infinite’s co-op mode soon, and select players will be able to try it out next week. Whether the addition of co-op play at this point will be enough to lure fans back to Halo Infinite is unknown. Many fans return to Halo: The Master Chief Collection for multiplayer Halo battles with Spartans.
Of course, the Halo universe continues to expand, and more Halo Infinite multiplayer content is in the works. Players will soon be able to enjoy the long-delayed co-op campaign. Halo Infinite will also see the highly customizable Forge mode, giving fans endless new levels and modes to customize and play. Considering how such features have worked well for other games in the past, this will likely greatly expand the added value of Halo Infinite. With VR gaming becoming more advanced and affordable, the day may come when a Halo VR game becomes a reality, and 343 Industries already has a team of developers capable of making it happen.