Earlier this year in April, Certain Affinity finally confirmed it would be evolving Halo Infinite with a "new and exciting" project. There have been a number of rumours, but now we've got another update - this time from the Austin, Texas-based developer's founder and CEO, Max Hoberman.
Speaking to GamesBeat, Hoberman shed some light on this mysterious "unannounced" project - reiterating how it'll be something "big and new" for the Halo series. It's been in the works for some time, and there are apparently "close to 100 developers" involved in this project. Here's exactly what he had to say:
"The biggest thing we’re doing that’s public right now, for more than two years now we’ve been working on Halo Infinite doing something that–they’re very prescriptive about what we can say. But we’re doing something unannounced, and we’re doing lead development on that unannounced thing, from conception and design. It’s something big and new for the franchise. But I can’t say any more about it. That’s our single largest project of our three projects currently. We have close to 100 developers working on that."
As noted, it's also the "largest" of the three projects Certain Affinity is currently involved with. Recently it's helped out with the Hogwart's Legacy, too. And in the past, it's worked on six different Halo games - assisting with multiplayer, DLC and more. The company has also been linked to a 'Monster Hunter-style Xbox exclusive, and previously there were rumours about its involvement in a new battle royale mode for the Halo series.
At the moment, the original developer 343 is focused on the delivery of Infinite's co-op campaign multiplayer and the launch of Forge. It also recently revealed it would be cancelling local split-screen. On the company side, the head of Halo Bonnie Ross announced her departure earlier this month due to a "family medical issue" and has been replaced by industry veteran Pierre Hintze.
What do you think Certain Affinity might be up to? Take a guess down below.