Closing out Xbox’s 2019 E3 Press Conference was the title that started it all and was a must have for the original Xbox console – Halo.
Master Chief is back and looking like a lime-green tank once again thanks to the new Slipspace engine and 343’s new art direction – combing the old and the new. Halo is back. This entry continues the Chief’s story from Halo 5: Guardians – it’s not a reboot but a “spiritual reboot” to the series in terms of looks, nods to the past, and musical direction (You may have noticed some familiar music in both of Infinite’s E3 trailers bow).
Unfortunately fans will have to wait even longer… every previous entry in the FPS titles for Halo has a 3 year gap between entries. Halo 5: Guardians, the previous entry, released in October 2015. Halo Infinite will be launching Holiday 2020.
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise launching holiday 2020 with Project Scarlett.
Developed by 343 Industries for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Project Scarlett, Halo Infinite continues the Halo 5: Guardians storyline and takes the franchise in ambitious, unexpected directions.
Powered by the all-new Slipspace Engine.
However, this means that for the first time since Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo Infinite will be a console launch title as Xbox is set to release their next entry in the “Xbox One” ecosystem – Project Scarlett.
Halo Infinite has already been announced to run on Xbox One and Windows 10, but Project Scarlett will be the console platform where this title will shine!
After a notable absence from this year’s Xbox E3 press conference, many fans began speculating when they would get their first glimpse or tease for the next installment of the franchise. 343 Industries has responded to many questions and speculation posts, informing us that Halo 6 won’t be revealed soon, not at Gamescom, not at Pax, but when 343 Industries is ready. Let me explain why that is a good thing!
Halo 5’s next update, Anvil’s Legacy, arrives September 8th adding Mercy Arena Map (Haven Remake), Temple Warzone Assault Map, new armor, weapon skins, and REQs like the Gunfighter Magnum, Hunter Fuel Rod Cannon, and possibly the Halo 3 ODST Pistol. Content Browser is also being added alongside the release of Forge for Windows 10.
Sound Dampener Loadout Weapon Attachments
Also spotted in the footage is a Neon weapon skin set, Emile’s flame armor variant, and a striped version of Jorge’s body armor.
Forge for Windows 10, Content Browser, 2 New Sanghelios themed maps: Mercy (Arena and Remake of Halo 4′s Map Haven) and Temple (Warzone Assault), 3 new weapons including Gunfighter Magnum and Hunter Cannon, and more!
Know Your Enemy: The Story and Characters of Halo Wars 2.
Join 343 Industries for a glimpse into the task of bringing beloved heroes back into the fold after three decades adrift in space. What new adventures await them in this new galaxy? What new allies and adversaries will they meet? Find out how it’s all coming together in this behind-the-scenes featurette for Halo Wars 2.
To cap off the Halo World Championship Finals 2016 in Hollywood, California – 343 Industries revealed the gameplay trailer for the upcoming Warzone Firefight mode for Halo 5: Guardians.
Warzone Firefight is set to come out Summer 2016, will support up to 8 players (that’s 4 more than the previous iterations of Firefight in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach), as well as “dynamic objectives” which 343 boasts “that you can play thousands of matches before seeing the same objective combination”, and a new tier of enemy – Mythic.
Warzone Firefight will feature more enemies than ever – including a brand new tier of “Mythic” enemy bosses
Halo 5 Guardians Warzone Firefight Warden
Players will face numerous enemies and objectives as they try to finish the mode’s 5 rounds. Of course Halo 5’s REQ system will be accessible and as a result, it’s safe to say that this mode will also require online access due to the REQ system. Not to mention due to the lack of split-screen in Halo 5 – you’ll want all the help you can get!
More details for Halo 5: Guardians’ Warzone Firefight mode will come as it’s release draws nearer. Stay tuned till then!