What’s new in gaming: Halo Infinite


2020 and the beginning of 2021 may not have had many new game releases due to COVID-19, but gamers will have a lot to look forward to for the rest of the year. Games such as Halo Infinite, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dying Light 2, Battlefield 2042, and many more, are set to be released in the coming months.

Halo Infinite will be the sixth installment in the main Halo story, and the sixteenth game in the overall series, which originally debuted in 2001 with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved. It is being developed by 343 Industries, a video game developer based out of Redmond, Washington. 

The game will pick up where the previous installment, Halo 5: Guardians, left off, continuing the story of Master Chief. Halo Infinite was originally set to be released on November 10th, 2020, but was delayed to December 8th, 2021. 

Halo Infinite will feature a multiplayer and campaign mode. When discussing on Twitter where 343 Industries is in the process of getting the game ready for release, Brian “ske7ch” Jarrard, the community director for 343 Industries, stated recently via Twitter “We have teams across the studio digging into game data, crash logs, bug tickets, and feedback threads to turn into actionable items as warranted.” 

Halo Infinite will be released on the Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. If played on the Series X or S, Halo Infinite will feature new enhancements, such as reduced loading times and up to 120 FPS. If you are playing on the Xbox One, you will not receive the same enhancements, but there is no need to worry, as development director Frank O’Connor said the game will be made “so it plays and looks fantastic” on the Xbox One. 

The initial gameplay reveal for Halo Infinite received disappointing feedback when first revealed in July 2020. However, the game’s multiplayer beta received overall praise when released in August 2021. Players mainly praised the game’s improved gameplay and movement. 

There is a lot for gamers to look forward to for the rest of the year, with new titles also being announced for 2022 and even 2023. Needless to say, gamers will be very busy over the next couple of months.