The arrival of the Halo Infinite campaign is imminent. To prepare you for December 8th, we sat down with the team at 343 Industries to find out everything we need to know about Master Chief’s upcoming return.
Halo Infinite takes place 18 months after the events of Halo 5, and a lot has changed since we last saw the Xbox icon. The UNSC is fighting for its life on Zeta Halo, the exiles are approaching their shameful goals and humanity is once again in limbo. Some of these tropes may sound familiar, but 343 is here to tell you why Chief’s new story should wow fans. Fast SPOILER Warning: We’re going to discuss where the characters are and some of their motivations for Halo Infinite. If you want to go in clean, come back to this video after playing the game.
We set the table by answering the question of who Halo Infinite is for. The developers have worked hard to appeal to new fans and veterans alike, trying to strike a balance like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt did before. Next, the discussion turns to where the game starts again and what players can expect when The Pilot finds Chief floating in space.
But what would a good story be without a big bad guy? One of the other priorities for 343 was to develop and flesh out a menacing opponent in The Banished and their leader, Escharum. While Halo Wars 2 fans may be familiar with this splinter faction made up of Brutes, Elites, and more familiar alien faces, the team hopes to create new and compelling narratives about who Chief Energy Swords will clash with.
Next, we continue to discuss the secrets of Halo Infinite, mostly where Cortana is and what has happened since Chief went dark six months ago. To do this, we need to meet The Weapon, your new AI companion who looks suspiciously like another character with a Jen Taylor voice. How does her story fit into the larger narrative? You have to watch the video to find out.
Finally, we’ll end our time at 343 by talking about how the team emphasized the merging of gameplay with narrative and their desire to immerse players as much as possible. But did they succeed in their execution? December 8th cannot come soon enough.
Is the wait for the Halo Infinite campaign feeling too long? We understand and want to help you through this time with our exciting new cover story! This month we’re diving into a ton of new and engaging interviews, gameplay videos, and more from the team behind the next entry in Master Cheif’s story. Check out our sneak peek into the game’s opening level, our campaign impressions, learn more about exploration and progress, and our glimpse into creating the sneaky bots from earlier versions of the multiplayer test flights. Thanks for watching, and let us know what you think of the video in the comments below!