Halo Infinite News

Xbox Head Says Series X and S Have Broken Previous Microsoft Launch Record

Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.

Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress Jen Taylor

Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Has Left the Project

Chris Lee is the second director to leave Halo Infinite's development over the last two years.

Sony Apologizes for PS5 Pre-Order Rush, Promises More Stock "Over the Next Few Days"

That retailer free-for-all? Yeah, Sony's sorry about that.

Bungie CEO Denies Reports of Acquisition Talks With Microsoft

Rejoining Xbox would be a mindboggling move for the makers of Destiny and Halo.

This Week's Xbox Series S Reveal Has Me Feeling Optimistic About Microsoft Again

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's Series S reveal caps off an intriguing strategy for upending the console market.

Halo Infinite's Newest Foe Is an Elite With a Mysterious Past

Step aside, Craig. Let the fella with the red sword through.

Halo Infinite Gives First Official Look at Weapon and Player Cosmetics

The game's not coming till next year, but it still has a 2020 Monster Energy tie-in.

Halo Infinite Recruits Ex-Bungie Lead to Help Hit 2021 Release Date

Joseph Staten returns to Halo from Xbox Game Studios.

343 Says There Are "No Plans" To Push Halo Infinite Past 2021 or Off Xbox One

"Please don't believe everything you read," says 343's Community Manager.

Halo Infinite Was Delayed Instead of Splitting Up Parts of the Game

Phil Spencer appeared on Animal Talking to discuss Infinite's delay.

Halo Infinite Is Missing Xbox Series X's Launch

343 says "it is not sustainable" for the team or good for the game itself to release in 2020.

Xbox Series X Will Launch This November, Without Halo Infinite

Microsoft's big next-gen console has a window, but won't have Halo at launch.

Xbox Offers Free Online Gaming This Weekend

It's also making some games temporarily free-to-play!

Microsoft Says Xbox Live Gold Isn't Changing or Going Anywhere for Now

Rumblings of Live's imminent demise seem to have been premature.

Halo Infinite Will Have Free-to-Play Multiplayer

It'll also support 120 FPS on Xbox Series X.

Next Xbox Series X Reveal Could Expand More on Backward Compatibility

More on playing older games could be coming in August.

Xbox’s Matt Booty Downplays Limits and Tech Advances for Next-Gen Games

We're past the point where "hardware and its limitations would leave a pretty clear fingerprint on a game," says Booty.

343 Shoots Down a Rumor About Halo Infinite Launching Without Multiplayer

In other words, you can still look forward to competitive grappling hook antics coming soon.

Halo Infinite's Open World Encourages Exploration, But Only at the Pace of the Story

Once you've opened up new areas, backtracking is up to you.

Halo Infinite Is "Not Quite Where" 343 Expected to Be For Public Testing Before Launch

With Infinite planned as a "platform for the future," there will be tests to run later too.

Xbox Games Showcase July 2020 Recap: Fable's Back, Halo Infinite Gameplay Revealed, and More

Today, we saw a slew of first-party Xbox Game Studios games, and then some.

Halo Infinite Shows Off an Open-World Larger Than The Last Two Halo Games Combined

Yes, that grappling hook is actually a thing.

Xbox's Series X July Showcase Is Today — How to Watch and What to Expect

Xbox's sophomore showcase for the Series X is today.

Halo Infinite Seemingly Takes Place Three Years After Halo 5: Guardians

And it's all thanks to an Instagram teaser.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Promises the "Most Diverse Collection of First-Party Games" for July's Showcase

He's also teasing upcoming news on Xbox working "directly with Japanese creators."

Xbox Loves You. Yes, You, the Individual Reading This

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Phil Spencer takes pandering to new heights as Project xCloud is added to Game Pass Ultimate.

Xbox Says No Hardware News During Next Week's Showcase, "Just Games"

We won't be saying Halo to more consoles.

Xbox Talks Up the Series X's Loading Capabilities "Beyond the Raw Hardware Specs"

Microsoft is emphasizing gains that are only designed for the Series X's memory.

How Halo 3's Forge Mode Led One Dev to Get Hired for Halo Infinite

A neat story for fans of Halo's level-crafting suite.

Microsoft Is Preparing For Its Big Counter to Sony's Showcase

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | In advance of this month's Xbox Games Showcase, executives and studio heads talk about the company's internal development strategy.

Halo Infinite's Showcase This Month Will Focus on Campaign, 343 Confirms

Don't get your hopes up for some slick new Slayer footage.

A Halo Infinite Toy May Have Leaked a Major Character's Fate

If you're spoiler-averse, maybe look away from these little plastic pals.

Microsoft Is Closing All But Four of Its Retail Stores

If that's where you go to pick up your Xbox stuff, you probably need to find a new option.

A New Halo Teaser Indicates Infinite Might Have Ties to Halo Wars 2

Could the events of Halo Wars 2 connect up with what we'll see in Infinite?

Microsoft's xCloud Servers Will Start Upgrading to Series X Hardware Next Year

Newer hardware should mean better streaming, even for current-gen titles.

Xbox Denies Pushing Anything Back, Looking Ahead to July Event

The mysterious case of a missing event.

Phil Spencer Still Feels Good About Xbox Series X's "Autumn Launch" Despite COVID-19

Spencer also tempers next-gen anticipation with more assurance that the Xbox One will keep getting support.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Says 2021's Games Are More Likely to Feel Impact of the Pandemic

Spencer sheds light on what's not keeping pace during the pandemic.

The Voice of Halo's Master Chief Has Something to Say About Pineapple on Pizza

Steve Downes had to let people know how he *really* feels about Hawaiian pizza.

Halo Infinite Field Recordings Give Us a Peek at Its Land and Air Vehicles

This clip is mostly automotive ASMR, but it's fun to guess at which vehicles will make a comeback.

Phil Spencer Says Xbox Series X's Launch Likely Won't Move Even if Halo Infinite Is Delayed

Spencer says the Series X's on-board software needs to be all-there for launch, but games are another matter.

Head of Xbox Game Studios Talks "Unique Challenges" Posed to Devs During Pandemic

In a new statement, Matt Booty reiterates on Microsoft's commitment to supporting studios as they adjust to working from home.

Sorry Folks: Xbox Series X Is Not Releasing on "Thanksgiving 2020"

Will we be thankful for all the teraflops on this Thanksgiving? Maybe, maybe not.

Halo 2: Anniversary May Begin PC Testing as Early as Late March

Hot on the heels of the fresh new port of the first Halo, 2004's sequel is headed to PC soon.

Xbox Series X is Bringing Back the Disc-Shaped D-Pad, but Microsoft Says This Time It'll Work

It isn't swappable, but hopefully it'll strike the right balance between plus and dish.

Xbox Is Planning a Digital Event Following E3 2020’s Cancellation

Microsoft's news will arrive digitally this year.

New Halo Novel Will Be the First Major Story Beat Between Halo 5 and Infinite

Shadows of Reach sees the Blue Team returning to find a secret that may help in the war against the Created.

Microsoft Details One-Time Cross-Gen Purchases for Xbox Series X

Also, Phil Spencer confirms how much power the Series X's processor has.

Halo Infinite's New Line of Nerf Guns Indicate That Weapon Skins are Returning

Trade your gunmetal gray in for a Hasbro-approved look.

In Response to Halo Infinite Rumor, 343 Remembers a "Cursed" Leak From 2012

Picture a TV with Halo on it. In a barn. With the lights off.

Halo Infinite’s Head Designer Says the Series Shouldn’t Chase Market Trends

343 wants to preserve what makes Halo unique.

Phil Spencer Really, Really Wants to Push Frame Rates With the Xbox Series X

He's not hot on "just throwing more pixels up on the screen."

Xbox Series X's First-Party Games Will Be Cross-Gen for the First Two Years

According to Matt Booty, Halo: Infinite won't be the only cross-gen Xbox exclusive.

The Xbox Series X May Not Have Two HDMI Ports After All [Update]

AMD's shot of the Series X had some surprising info.

The Next Generation of Xbox is Actually Just Called Xbox

"Series" is a designation, leaving the door open for more models to come.

Xbox Series X Details Are Here: We Round Up All the Info on the New Specs and More

Plus, more details on its new controller.

Xbox's Next-Gen Plans Reportedly Include a Second, Disc-less Console

The streaming future is upon us.

Xbox Head Says It's Learned Some Lessons For Scarlett From Xbox One's Launch

"...We will not be out of position on power or price."

In 2004, Tens of Thousands of People Answered Payphones for Halo 2

What dates the hype for Halo 2 the most? The smartphone revolution.

The Halo TV Series Rounds Out its Cast as it Nears Production

New to the cast are two UNSC legends and a mysterious Covenant sympathizer.

Halo Infinite Lead Producer Leaves 343 Industries Two Months After Taking Charge on Campaign

A 343 representative says the departure isn't a sign of a "creative dilemma."

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says Project Scarlett is Making Frame Rate a Priority

The next Xbox wants smooth gameplay.

Halo TV Series Gets Its Cortana and Sets a Release Window

We may yet see Halo on premium cable.

Hidden QR Code In Halo Infinite E3 Trailer Finally Found By Fan

It leads to an audio file from a very familiar voice.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Says He's Giving Teams The Time They Need To Build Their Games

It's about getting things right, rather than getting things out.

Halo Infinite's E3 2019 Trailer Was All Running in 343's Newest Game Engine

It's actually the opening cinematic to the Halo Infinite campaign.

Microsoft Talks About Desire to Buy Japanese Studio, What Needs to Happen With Game Pass Exclusives

Phil Spencer and Matt Booty are still keeping things about Xbox's future a secret.

Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: The Next-Generation Xbox is Revealed (Sort Of), But Keanu Reeves Steals the Show

Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Project Scarlett, Xbox's Next-Gen Console Will Support 8K Resolution, 120fps, and Launch With Halo in 2020

The next-gen Xbox will be the most powerful Microsoft console yet.

Xbox Will Have 14 First-Party Games at E3 2019. Here's What We Think Some of Them Will Be

We know some of the games already in development.

Halo TV Series Casts Its Master Chief

An 'American Gods' and 'Orange is the New Black' star will be Master Chief for Showtime.

Halo Infinite Might Have RPG Elements, According to New Report

Every game is an RPG now, maybe even Halo.

Halo 2's Early Xbox Live Party Prototype is a Glimpse Into the Not-So-Distant Past

Before online console gaming was even a thing, there was Halo.

Struggling Halo Showtime TV Series Hits Another Setback

This ain't it, Master Chief.

Halo Infinite is Indeed Halo 6, 343 Industries Confirms

Halo 6 (plus infinity)