Halo Infinite Shows Stunning Gameplay Footage and Open World at Xbox Games Showcase
The Xbox Games Showcase delivered a brand new look at Halo Infinite with exciting gameplay footage and a look at its larger world.
As arguably Microsoft’s biggest franchise, the Halo series has long been tied to Xbox from the release of Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001 onward. With the release of Halo Infinite later this year, the shooter franchise is coming full circle to the Xbox Series X this holiday season with a bigger, bolder installment that harkens back to its roots.
During the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft and 343 Industries shared a more extensive look at Infinite, including a deeper look at the game’s campaign and setting. The gameplay footage gave us a good indication of what 343 Industries has in store for us in the latest installment of the Halo franchise, and it especially seems like longtime fans of the series will have a lot to look forward to.
From the gameplay footage of the campaign shown, Halo Infinite seems to be drawing a ton of inspiration from the original Combat Evolved in its setting and tone. Additionally, the footage showed that Infinite appears to be going for an open world structure, complete with a map and giving the ability for players to take on different objectives across its world.
You can check out both the gameplay footage and intro cinematic from Halo Infinite below:
According to 343 Industries during the stream, Infinite will be “larger than the last two Halo games combined” and is the studio’s most ambitious game to date. So compared to what we’ve seen in Master Chief’s previous adventures, expect something much bigger and grander with Infinite.
Personally, the new gameplay footage for Infinite looked great and as (presumably) one of the launch titles for the Xbox Series X this holiday season, it seems like Infinite will deliver the classic Halo vibes we’ve been waiting for.
Halo Infinite will release for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in holiday 2020.