Microsoft has opened strong with its Xbox E3 2018 showcase, with a teaser for Halo Infinite, the next entry in Master Chief’s ongoing adventure.
Beyond a pretty stylish trailer, not a whole lot was revealed specifically about the game but it’s great to know that Master Chief is back for another go around. The engine allows opportunities for emergent experiences for gamers of today and tomorrow.
It’s likely that Infinite has been in development for some time-ditto for the Slipspace Engine-but Microsoft and 343i haven’t officially confirmed or announced anything up until now. There’s also a glimpse at one of the most iconic video game vehicles of all time: the Warthog.
Three years later, Xbox’s backward compatibility for older games has become one of the console’s defining features.
After all, the Xbox One X is less than a year old at this point, and that will certainly be a major focus at Microsoft HQ for a while to come. The “flighting program” will be similar to one used in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. At this juncture, we couldn’t have asked for more than that. Now, the argument could be made that this is also due to a lack of stellar, story-driven, single player games, which is where Sony is seeming to excel.
If all that weren’t enough, MicrosoftAnd have also picked up Playground Games, the studio behind the Forza and Forza Horizon series.
There are a few more details on the blog of developer 343 Studios that give you some very brief ideas of what exactly Halo Infinite is.
Spencer promised that Microsoft is working on “Microsoft AI”, new AI systems that will make games more “rich and immersive” in the future.