Update (Sat 25th Jul, 2020 07:30 BST): In an interview with the YouTube channel iJustine, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer gave fans a bit more information about the multiplayer component in Halo Infinite - stating how it would build on what the team did with Halo 5 to expect a reveal soon.
"The multiplayer in Halo Infinite, I think, is going to be special when we talk about it. You know it's such a big game when you think about all the work that goes into the single player campaign, to the community features, to multiplayer, but we know for so many people Halo:CE started with us lugging our Xboxs around, plugging them in together, and playing console multiplayer for many of us the first time. So I'm excited about what we'll get to see and what we'll get to show.
"I think the team's building on what they did with Halo 5, and the multiplayer in Halo 5 was received very well - so it's cool to kinda see the team continue to iterate on things that the community loves, the eSport players have been heavily involved in what we're doing, cause we know that's a strong part of the community - the professional players. And there's some kind of technical challenges the team has set for themselves on multiplayer that I'm really encouraged to be able to talk about, when we get there. So, soon - we'll be able to talk about Halo multiplayer soon, but Bonnie and the team are doing a really good job with Halo."
Oh, and in case you were wondering - Halo's community director has confirmed the rumour about the multiplayer not launching on time is not true.
Original article (Fri 24th Jul, 2020 10:30 BST): Yesterday, we got our very first look at the campaign in Halo Infinite. While we're eager to see more, we're also just as interested in learning about the game's multiplayer.
So, when can we find out more about it? According to 343's latest blog post, it'll be revealing its first details about this component of the game soon. It also revealed the new "Drop Wall" shield and "Grappleshot" featured in the campaign demo of Halo Infinite would both be available in the game's multiplayer:
And yes, these new additions to the sandbox will also carry over to multiplayer, however they’ll function a bit differently as equipment items that can be picked up on the map. We look forward to talking more about multiplayer details soon.
Although Microsoft didn't show any footage of it during the Xbox Games Showcase, GM of Xbox Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg did discuss it a little during a post-show chat with Geoff Keighley. He's even been testing it out with the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer:
"I've been hands-on with the multiplayer, I've played it along with Phil and other folks - they've got a lot of exciting innovation happening there, and we'll unveil that when the time is right."
Greenberg also noted how having Infinite on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service will bring more players than ever before to a new Halo game:
"We also know for a lot of fans, maybe they wouldn't buy Halo, but if it's included in their Game Pass subscription, they'll try it - we think they're going to love it - and that makes it a better experience for everyone - to have more people in multiplayer, have more people playing Halo."
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