Those looking forward to hearing more about Halo Infinite may not have to wait too much longer. Microsoft boss Joseph Staten has teased “glorious” plans for a big reveal sometime this summer.
In a blog post, Staten stated he understands that people are tired of lengthy posts about Halo Infinite, are are more interested in seeing new footage. It appears this could be happening rather soon. “The great news is that Summer i.e., game industry event season, is just around the corner–and there are glorious plans afoot,” he teased.
Microsoft is an official partner for E3 2021’s digital show, so it’s likely that Halo Infinite will show up there. Wherever it shows up, summer is fast approaching and we’ll find out soon enough.
“I wish all of you could see the incredible work that I have the privilege of playing every day. The same, intense commitment to making a game that you, Halo’s most ardent fans, will love to play, exists all across the team,” Staten said.
The blog mostly focused on Halo Infinite’s PC features, but also included a quote from multiplayer designer Patrick Wren. He alluded to how Halo Infinite’s development is coming along, at least on the launch content, going on to tease some new sounds for the multiplayer mode. Wren also teased that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will have an announcer–Jeff Steitzer is returning–as well as Spartan chatter. There was also something that was redacted from the blog post.
“During this part of development, every little detail really comes together. I have been working closely with our Audio and FX teams making sure all the multiplayer game mode events shine. When you capture a Flag in Halo Infinite, everyone will know, and it will be an amazing feeling,” Wren said. “We are using Sound and FX to give vital information in new ways to allow players to make more impactful decisions in a match. I am also working very closely with Audio tuning our VO systems to be the best yet. I am making sure our Announcer, Spartan Chatter, and [Redacted] all work in tandem to deliver a super clear, but also immersive experience. You can see the promise of all these details throughout development but now it really starts to become greater than the sum of its parts.”
Beta Tests Coming
Halo live producer Same Hanshaw said in the post that 343 is currently holding beta tests for Halo Infinite with a “very small external group representing a variety of backgrounds.” Hanshaw said it’s been delightful to watch people from outside the studio play Halo Infinite for the first time. Hanshaw also teased that Halo Infinite public beta tests might be coming, so make sure to update your Halo Insider profile.
“The feedback we’ve been getting has been heartening in many areas, and impactful in others. Seeing a turnaround in opinion based on changes is truly gratifying. Rest assured, now that we’ve gotten our feet wet over the last couple of months, we’re progressing towards expanding playtesting opportunities as soon as we can, so keep those Halo Insider profiles updated!”