Sunday, June 9

Halo Infinite is a 'spiritual reboot' of Halo

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The finally announced Halo 6 which is actually Halo Infinite has a trailer and has been described formally by the studio head as a "spiritual reboot"

"The Master Chief is our hero and Halo Infinite will continue his decades long saga. While we plan to introduce important new characters -- like the resilient Pilot you already met in the video -- this story is the Master Chief’s. 

The universe will continue the continuity of Halo 5 and in that sense contain the adventures that led up to this moment, but in the pursuit of our “spiritual reboot” and the launch of a new console, we also want to make sure that this is a perfect starting point for new players too. This story will mark the beginning of a new chapter and challenge for the Chief, but it will also respect and continue threads that led to this point. If you’ve never played a Halo game before, this will be a great place to jump into the story.

You’re arriving in the middle a universe at war, with a sense of history underlying your entry into the world. But it will also feel fresh, full of potential, and new adventure. We will weave in context and guideposts to understand your place in a new universe. 

But if you’ve invested in Halo for all these years, you’ll feel immediately at home – and some of our story moments will spark a different resonance for your investment."

- Chris Lee

Studio Head of Halo Infinite

That sounds like a fine balance is being sought between retaining the Halo that made Halo but also to ensure that Infinite is a game that is relevant in this modern age where games can live or die by their sales in their first week based on what the 'fans' dictate on social media.

Watch the lengthy trailer which shows this is indeed a new spin on the beloved franchise:

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Halo Infinite will be the game that launches the new version of the Xbox which is currently code named "Scarlett".

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