Halo Infinity domain names registered

Web listings tied to Microsoft point to Halo factory building something new in first-person shooter franchise.

Halo 4 is on the horizon, and if new registered domain names are any indication, Microsoft may also be planning something related to Halo Infinity.

Master Chief: To infinity and beyond.

As spotted by Fusible, several Halo Infinity domain names were registered this week, including HaloInfinity.net and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.com. The Web addresses were registered through Mark Monitor, a brand protection agency, which counts Microsoft among its clients. As Fusible points out, Microsoft.com is registered through Mark Monitor.

None of the Web pages are active as of press time.

Infinity was a multiplayer level that was released only for the PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved. It is also related to UNSC Infinity, a vessel that first appeared in the Halo: Grasslands novel.

A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "Microsoft often acquires various domain names as part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment." Halo 4 is due out on the Xbox 360 this holiday season. For more on that game, check out GameSpot's latest coverage.

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54 comments
dogman7
dogman7

Dear Gamespot, It's Glasslands, not "Grasslands. Thank you.

Ovirew
Ovirew

It will probably just be like Waypoint or something. Only somewhat interesting. XD

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

Dear fellow Halo fans, I love you all and we are the rock of the gaming world. Amen :D

DitchyJ
DitchyJ

If its true, Infinity makes me think of a sort of unlimited game...sort of akin to an mmo, or a persistant universe sort of thing....maybe a lot of customisation. If it is something like that, might be one to watch - especially if it drops that MLG shi* - Too many wannabes and angry 'pros' who play these games for the idea of fame then for fun e.g. ITzxxXPRO SNIPEZMLGXxxx ect ect

GreySeven
GreySeven

@grey_fox1984 @pr0teu5 I'd be inclined to agree with you if MC had a face.

siamo
siamo

@baystatethrashr Ah yes, well now I feel like a dumb***. As soon as I got your response I actually remembered Waypoint was out there already. "DOH!"

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

I wonder if it is another spin off the series like halo wars or if it refers to "halo 5"

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Interesting, if I recall correctly Infinity was a PC exclusve map for the original Halo. Probably unrelated, but a man can think.

Legend002
Legend002

Halo is going to infinity and beyond!

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@ siamo, they already have that. Its called Halo Waypoint, you know, the download for the 360 and Iphone that was released a few years ago?

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@ kkxtrouble, haven't you heard? Halo: CE was released for the PC 9 years ago! lol

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@ Max_160, Microsoft didn't promise anything about the last 3 Halos coming to the PC. What are you talking about this "promises".

KBABZ
KBABZ

Halo Infinity... must be describing the amount of years they intend to keep Halo alive for.

X-RS
X-RS

Guess who's back... =D

r4v3gl0ry
r4v3gl0ry

I bet a lot of those original development team members for Halo 1, 2, and 3 are banging their heads against their desks now. How do we go from 'Finish the Fight!' to letsextendtheseries and kill what could have been left another sci-fi legend? I liked the uncertainty of Halo 3's ending, even if there is room for expansion within the universe.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

so help you god microsoft......if i find ........kinect crowbar'd into this.....im just waiting to test my infinite krogan legion spawner button....

Malckeor
Malckeor

@RobertWampler: That is actually false. Bungie confirmed that Halo and Marathon are two completely different universes. Halo can be considered its "spiritual sequel."

call_me_dusk
call_me_dusk

Thinking: Paid version of Halo Waypoint?

RobertWampler
RobertWampler

Has anyone here played the marathon games? there is marathon and then there was marathon Infinity, For the people who know dont know Halo is pre marathon so im thinking the new halo games are the marathon games redone

TrueGB
TrueGB

Probably just a community service of some kind, like Waypoint.

emperiox
emperiox

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dxBIGBOSSxb
dxBIGBOSSxb

@GamerLegend10 To help him voice his hollow, and uninteresting opinion? I love how he's supposedly a "P.C elitist", but his spelling is so horribly bad, it's borderline "L337 SP34K".

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

@siamo Bungie has had stat tracking for Halo since the day Halo 2 launched...... Bungie also has a mobile app and now 343i has Halo Waypoint.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Max_160 If you dont give a s***, then why did you bother clicking the link to this article and writing a comment???

siamo
siamo

My first thought was a social network/stat tracking service to compete with Battlelog and Call of Duty Elite. I mean, Halo is the third wheel in the tri-dynasty of FPS juggernauts, and they're the only one that doesn't support this kind of feature. Maybe they're going to launch their equivalent service with Halo 4? Personally I hope those of you who have predicted PC-ports of the missing Halo games are right, but I doubt that's it.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

@popki can't happen. Microsoft doesn't have the rights marathon. That still belongs to bungie.

gam3r2011
gam3r2011

"these are not the games youre looking for. Move along" - Obi Wan Kenobi

popki
popki

Time to finally link Halo to Marathon

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Me and my friend have wanted them to make a battle game similar to battlefront as Halo practically screams for a game of such premis... hope this is finally it.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

If I had to guess at a genre it would be MMO. Or some sort of free-to-play multiplayer.

tatu2004
tatu2004

i wonder if it could be another Halo RTS??

kkxtrouble
kkxtrouble

Maybe a pc release of an old halo game.

Max_160
Max_160

i give 2 shi t s about the future of xbox. 360 got already over 3 halo titles which didn't come out on pc even after microsoft promised us! fuc kin lies. how about halo and pc future. for all i know there is too much gaming propaganda insisting that halo is an xbox game, though failure to realize that the first halo game came out on pc. THIS IS MADNESS!

idk95
idk95

Lol no 1 ever responds to gamespot.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Who cares about web domains? I'm just curious to see if Halo 4 will be any good. 343 Industries has some big shoes to fill.....

joedan38
joedan38

I cannot wait for Halo 4. Sorry I meant to say the worlds greatest game

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

what ever I'm looking forward to this game and I have been since the end of Halo 3, so I really hope this game is a masterpiece.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@GreySeven Chief plays the straight man to Cortana. He's quiet, but when he does speak, it's usually a fairly witty response to something Cortana has said. With Gordon Freeman being your display pic, I'm surprised you can't appreciate subtle characterization in an FPS hero.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

Note for article edit: The book is called "Glasslands" as in "lands that have been glassed" - not Grasslands. Easy mistake to make, but might want to change it before the really militant Halo fans cry fowl.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@ pr0teu5, thats very true, especially if you have read any of the books with the Chief in it.

pr0teu5
pr0teu5

@GreySeven. Now that's Funny. Master John-117 has way more personality that Gordon Freeman, and in general he had more personality then most FPS protagonist.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

@OleanderX Why would one domain be called "Halo Infinity Multiplayer" if it's a book?