After delaying the launch of the next title in its iconic Halo series, Microsoft confirmed to launch Halo Infinite in the fall of 2021. Now, in its Xbox + Bethesda showcase during E3 2021, the Redmond giant has shown the new multiplayer mode for your next Halo title. So here’s a first look at multiplayer in Halo Infinite coming to the game at launch.
Now for those of you who don’t know, developers from 343 industries demoed the Halo Infinite title in July of last year. It was initially scheduled to launch alongside the official Xbox Series X / S launch. However, due to the Coronavirus-led pandemic and bad visuals of the game in the July demo, the developers had to push back the release date until fall 2021.
Today, however, Microsoft showed the first free multiplayer game trailer in Halo Infinite. You can see the official video below.
As you can see, the new multiplayer mode in Halo Infinite will be an action-packed game mode where you and your teammates will be able to use unique abilities like a grappling hook to grab items and capture the flags to win battles. In addition, according to Microsoft, the new multiplayer mode will be completely free and will support cross-play and cross-progression.
“When it comes to gameplay, our goal is to deliver a multiplayer experience that pays homage to classic Halo combat while giving new players the support they need to jump in and have a good time,” says Joseph Staten, Director Halo Infinite creative at Microsoft.
In addition, the developers are introducing a new Spartan Academy and a Spartan Commander Laurette, which will help new players to familiarize themselves with the maps, weapons, and other elements of the title. Additionally, there will be new bot matches for players to warm up before entering the battlefield. The developers say they have more plans for Spartan Academy content and bot matches. These will be rolled out as OTA updates as the game evolves.
Additionally, 343 Industries will also integrate a behavior-based anti-cheat system to keep play fair and straight. Now apart from this, there is no information on the official release date of Halo Infinite or its beta test. However, since Microsoft has revealed new gameplay visuals for its next title, we can expect it to hit the market sooner rather than later. So stay tuned for more updates on this one.