Halo Infinite Adds A Co-Developer

Halo Infinite is getting help from SkyBox Labs.

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Halo Infinite will be a joint development from 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, it was announced today. The Vancouver-based SkyBox Labs has a long history of working with 343, as it worked on Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10 and did the work on Halo 5's Xbox One X enhancements. It sounds like SkyBox's efforts for Halo Infinite will be more substantial.

In a news release, SkyBox said it will work alongside 343 on "features across the game including AI, gameplay, networking, and cutting-edge graphics features."

Halo FPS studio head Chris Lee said in a statement that SkyBox is doing "great work" already on Halo Infinite. SkyBox co-founder Steven Silvester said in a statement that the studio is energised by Halo Infinite's new art style and the game's new engine, SlipSpace.

SkyBox said in its statement that "most" of the team's 100-plus developers are working on Halo Infinite. The studio has been growing of late, while the team continues to grow, as it's currently hiring across a number of different disciplines.

Halo Infinite was announced at E3 2018 with a trailer for the game's engine, SlipSpace, but we have yet to see any of the game itself. The game's new art style is meant to hearken back to the original Halo game. Microsoft has said Halo Infinite returns to the franchise's roots, and is "bigger and bolder" than any previous Halo title.

In other Halo news, a new arcade game called Halo: Fireteam Raven is out now--and it's pretty great.

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