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Halo Infinite - it looks nice but what is it?

Halo Infinite – definitely a sequel

The new Halo that was unveiled at E3 is not a spin-off or side project but a direct sequel to the events of Halo 5: Guardians.

The reveal of Halo Infinite at Microsofts pre-E3 media briefing was one of the highlights of the show, but the problem was they never really said what it is.

Many suspect its an Xbox Two launch title, or at least a cross-generational release, but while there wont be any clarification of that until Microsoft actually announce a new console, developer 343 Industries has clarified that Halo Infinite is Halo 6 in all but name.

Talking on a recent Mixer stream, 343 writer Jeff Easterling stated that, It is Halo 6. You should just consider it Halo 6. Dont think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. Its the next story. Its the next chapter in whats going on.

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There are multiple, obvious, reasons why its not actually called Halo 6, including the fact of how daunting that sounds to newcomers – especially if the game is going to be launching alongside a new console.

The other reason, that will likely never be admitted to, is that Halo 5 did not go down well with fans, particularly the story campaign which lessened the role of Master Chief.

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That doesnt seem likely to be a mistake 343 will make again, but there really isnt much other information to go on at the moment.

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The only other thing theyve said publicly is that Halo Infinite wont have a Battle Royale mode, although the name still sounds very much like a games as a service title or something that will encompass a much wider multiplayer element than ever before.

Theres currently no release date for Halo Infinite and its unclear when well see anything substantial on it again – perhaps The Game Awards in December or maybe not until next E3.

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