Halo Infinite Reveal This Month Will Focus On Campaign
It seems Microsoft is saving the multiplayer reveal for a later date.
After years of waiting, Microsoft will finally show off Halo Infinite during the Xbox Series X first-party showcase on July 23. Now, developer 343 Industries has begun to set expectations for the event.
In a blog post, 343 said fans can look forward to the "first look' at Halo Infinite's campaign. "We're excited to share what the team’s been working on--the first look at Halo Infinite's campaign is coming on July 23!" the developer explained.
The wording here seems to suggest that the July 23 event will focus on Halo Infinite's campaign as opposed to its multiplayer component. That's probably a bummer for some part of the fanbase, but it makes sense that Microsoft would want to hone in one on component of the game at the start. Presumably the multiplayer reveal is being saved for a later date.
Microsoft showed off a first glimpse of Halo Infinite's campaign at E3 2019 with a cinematic trailer that you can re-watch in the video above.
Back at E3 2018, game director Chris Lee said 343 is "making changes to how we approach things" with Halo: Infinite. This could mean a number of things, but the quote stands out in regards to rumors. Reports claim Halo Infinite will be two separate releases, with single-player and multiplayer launching separately. Lee said he looks forward to taking players in "new and unexpected directions" with the new Halo game, though whether this pertains to a delivery model, the story, or something else remains to be seen.
Halo Infinite is a launch title for the Xbox Series X, and there will be multiple betas for the game held prior to release. The game will also be released on Xbox One and PC.