Halo Infinite is Indeed Halo 6, 343 Industries Confirms

Halo Infinite is Indeed Halo 6, 343 Industries Confirms

Halo 6 (plus infinity)

So, we have a new Halo game coming out called Halo: Infinite. It's been a little tricky figuring out whether the title means the new Halo is a proper sequel or possible spinoff, but 343 Industries confirmed again that Infinite is the numbered Halo 6 sequel, just without the number.

"It is Halo 6," said Halo writer Jeff Easterling during a Halo Mixer stream [h/t GameSpot]. "You should just consider it Halo 6. Don't think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It's the next story. It's the next chapter in what is going on."

Halo 5

We've known that Halo: Infinite once again stars Master Chief in the lead role after Halo 5: Guardians opted to have two protagonists, one Master Chief the other Agent Locke. But then why ditch the 6 and call the game Halo: Infinite?

Unfortunately, 343 is keeping mum on the details. Perhaps Halo: Infinite is titled that way because it takes place several infinite iterations after Halo 5, but for the sake of continuity is still considered a sequel. Perhaps it was a way to call dibs on all the Halos from now and in perpetuity (too bad, I called Halo Infinite plus one).

Either way, details for Halo: Infinite are scarce following the brief reveal trailer from Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference. Halo: Infinite will run on a new Slipspace Engine and reportedly will take the series in new directions. We'll wait until we see more of Halo: Infinite to make any judgements on Master Chief's next move.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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