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Free Halo Multiplayer Is Such A Smart Move

The Halo franchise needs a shot in the arm--and free-to-play could be it.

Confirming rumors and in a big shakeup for the familiar formula, Microsoft recently announced that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be entirely free. In a new video feature, GameSpot editor Eddie Makuch explains why that may be the smartest move Microsoft has made in years for Halo, and one that could pay dividends to help the franchise grow.

In the full video, Eddie goes into detail about how Halo Infinite’s multiplayer going free should help improve the online experience and keep the playerbase connected and engaged over the years. The video also touches on some of the potential issues that may crop up, like cheating.

Be sure to check out the full video above, and you can read an even more in-depth written editorial on the subject on GameSpot to find out more.

With the lackluster reveal for the campaign mode in July, fans are right to be skeptical and hesitant about Halo Infinite’s multiplayer going free, but I’m hoping these fears are unfounded. 343 has promised to show Halo Infinite’s multiplayer “soon” and talk about its many innovations, and I can’t wait to see it. It could be the beginning of a new era for Halo.