We got a glimpse of Craig the Brute's makeover in the recent Halo Infinite campaign gameplay overview, and now Microsoft has gone a step further with a direct before and after shot. It's absolutely blowing up on social media right now, with more than 65K Likes at the time of writing.
In the latest Inside Infinite blog, 343 has also highlighted Craig's "glow-up", with the same updated image:
"Render of an incredibly detailed Brute. Craig did indeed get quite the glow-up!"
In the same post, Halo Infinite character designers Steve Dyck and Bryan Repka shared some open and honest thoughts about the team's relationship with Craig the Brute. Although it's a "love-hate relationship", he's in good hands:
SD: Haha, the team has sort of a love-hate relationship with Craig. While it was fun to see the community gravitate towards Craig, he unfortunately represented some content and systems that were not ready for prime time in that demo. The positive outcome of Craig was that he was one of the factors in gaining some more time to finish work and get Brutes to a place where the team is happy with them. This is one of the many positive examples of 343 working with and aligning with the Halo community around expectations. Players who look hard enough will still be able to find some evidence of Craig in Halo Infinite, his spirit lives on!
BR: Craig is in good hands, trust me! He has gone through some changes, but I am here to say that he has glammed up. He is feeling very good about himself and has fit back in well with the rest of his Brute friends. He has also picked up a new hobby and has done well for himself. Long live Craig!
What do you think of Craig now after his latest makeover? Better now? Leave your thoughts down in the comments.