Everything we Know About Halo Infinite so Far

Everything we Know About Halo Infinite so Far

Here's our complete guide to Halo Infinite, including a release date in late 2020, gameplay trailer, Slipspace Engine, and more.

There was a brand new Halo Infinite trailer debuted at the Xbox E3 2019 presentation. We now know that the game will release in late 2020, and when it does, it'll be launching alongside the brand new Xbox console. In this guide compiling all the details we have on the sequel so far, we'll be going over the Halo Infinite release date, all the new Halo Infinite trailer footage from E3, and more.

Halo Infinite Release Date

At the Xbox E3 2019 presentation, Microsoft revealed the Holiday 2020 release date for Halo Infinite. This specific Halo Infinite release date is so that the game can launch alongside Microsoft's new Project Scarlett console.

It was revealed at the Xbox E3 presentation that the Halo Infinite release date is Holiday 2020. Microsoft revealed the release window for the game, detailing that this specific release window has been given so that Halo Infinite can launch right alongside Microsoft's new console, codenamed 'Xbox Project Scarlett.'

A screen from the Halo Infinite debut trailer. | Microsoft

Halo Infinite Trailer

At the Microsoft E3 2019 presentation in June 2019, there was a brand new trailer for Halo Infinite released. You can see the full trailer just below, in which the Master Chief is rescued from drifting in space by a new, unknown character.

It turns out that this is the very beginning of the campaign for Halo Infinite. We suspected as much, but 343 confirmed the news in an interview at E3 2019, and on top of this, the footage was running in-engine, and that engine is the new Slipspace Engine that 343 is using to develop Halo Infinite.

So it certainly seems like Halo Infinite is going to be a journey back home for the Master Chief and this new character. At the very end of the E3 trailer, we see the Master Chief go to take on a mysterious enemy. Could this be a returning force from the Halo universe, or an entirely new alien race?

Halo Infinite Gameplay Details

We know that Microsoft and 343 Industries is very much putting the focus back on the Master Chief in Halo Infinite. After Halo 5 split the focus between Master Chief and Spartan Locke, the famed character is once again front and center in the sixth game, as 343 head Bonnie Ross confirmed to USG last year when the game was first revealed.

Additionally, tech news site Thurrott reported earlier this year that the story of Halo Infinite "adapts to the decisions the user makes." On top of the brand new Slipspace Engine that 343 has been developing for Halo 6, it's also said to have "more RPG elements than previous versions of the series," according to the report from Thurrott.

Just below, you can see the debut trailer for Halo Infinite. This premiered back during the Microsoft E3 2018 conference last June, and gave us very few details to go on. The main detail back then was that Master Chief was returning in some way, but we now know that he's going to be the sole protagonist of Halo 6.

For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.

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