Microsoft reveals Halo Infinite. Here’s what you should expect

By Harriet Piercy

Published Jul 24, 2020 at 12:14 PM

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Any gamers out there? You’ll be happy to hear that the Master Chief finally returns in Halo 6, although Xbox Game Studios decided to ditch the numbers and officially name the game Halo Infinite. Developed by 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Project Scarlett and Windows PCs, the anticipated game follows the Halo 5: Guardians storyline, and its showcase was yesterday. Here’s what we know so far.

What will Halo Infinite be like?

The video game is a first-person shooter co-developed by 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, published by Xbox Game Studios for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Halo Infinite is expected to be a graphically exciting universe to explore. The original story is based on an interstellar war between humanity and the Covenant, an alliance of aliens. From the epic sci-fi settings, unforgettable alien threats, and the legendary protagonist, Master Chief, it’s safe to say that Halo fans are impatient to get their hands on it.

Could this be a new era for Halo?

We’ve heard along the grapevine that Halo Infinite will be a spiritual reboot, which basically means that the story of the game will be connected to previous games in the series, but it will be a good place for new players to jump in too.

There’s also a new voice involved, and his name is Gyoza, the pug that makes alien noises. Halo posted a video on its Instagram account with the caption: “Meet our favorite pug, Gyoza. The best friend of our studio’s Technical Art Director, his grunts, breaths, and excitement are sure to make for some… interesting sounds in #HaloInfinite.”

We don’t know who Gyoza is supposed to be playing in the game yet, with his voice being unlike those that came before—there could be an entirely new alien race, but there has also been speculations as to whether he’s playing the Flood, a species of incredibly virulent parasitic organisms that consume lifeforms in order to grow and reproduce. I wonder what Gyoza thinks about that.

Curious yet? We definitely are. The Xbox Games showcase had a live broadcast, and the visuals were looking pretty epic. If you’re more of a Forza kind of player but still want to try it out, it’s all included in the Xbox Game pass. Why not, eh?

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