The next 12 months look set to be chock full of Halo news, with Microsoft promising a lot more for in 2020. It was all kicked off with the launch of the Halo Master Chief Collection on PC and the release of Halo Reach. And Microsoft has confirmed that more big news regarding Halo Infinite is being planned for 2020. As many gamers will already know, Halo Infinite is set to be the Master Chief’s next adventure.
It has a release date set for 2020 and the good news is that it will be available on Xbox One, as well as Xbox Series X.
This is what is being referred to as Project Scarlett, even with some of the confusion surrounding the naming of the next-gen console.
There hasn’t been much shared about Halo Infinite since E3 and it looks like Microsoft won’t be sharing much more in 2019.
What we did get this week is new concept art from the cross-generational game that looks well worth a look.
It doesn’t provide much in the way of story leaks or gameplay ideas but it does give us a fresh look at what is coming next for the Master Chief.
As many gamers will know, there is still a lot of improvements being worked on for the Master Chief Collection and Halo Reach in 2020.
But there will also be plenty of news regarding Halo Infinite, with Microsoft confirming in a new statement:
“The last time we really spoke about Halo Infinite was when we debuted the Discover Hope trailer at E3 earlier this year.
“We know that’s a long time to go without saying much about a Halo game, but please trust me when I say that the Halo hype train that kicked off two weeks ago with Halo: Reach will not be slowing down at all in 2020.”
This statement also came with a rundown of everything we should know about Halo Infinite up to this point.
It includes general details about the game, including a few features we know will be shipping in 2020.
This includes Split Screen support, which has proven pretty popular in Fortnite Battle Royale in 2019.
There is also the confirmation that The Forge will be back and that means a lot more mod support on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Windows PC.
HALO INFINITE DETAILS DECEMBER 2019:
- Release date: Holiday 2020
- Platforms: Xbox Series X (formerly known as Project Scarlett), the entire Xbox One family of devices, and Windows PCs
- In Universe Timing: It follows the Master Chief’s story some time after Halo 5: Guardians’ conclusion
- Flighting Programs: These opt-in flights will start small and slowly expand out until release, so sign up for the Halo Insider program!
- Pro Team: We’ve assembled an internal Pro Team for Halo Infinite
- Splitscreen: Splitscreen is up and running internally
- LAN: Halo Infinite will support LAN
- Back in Black: Black Undersuits will be in the game
- Player Customization: If you liked the level of armor customization options in Halo: Reach, you will be pleased
- SR 152: Players who hit SR 152 in Halo 5: Guardians will receive a token of appreciation in Halo Infinite
- Forge: Our famous editing tool will be in Halo Infinite and will have Undo & Redo buttons, which is a first for Forge.
Fans can also expect new Halo games to be released as part of the Master Chief Collection in 2020, starting with Halo: Combat Evolved.