When Halo Infinite launches later this year, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC players will be able to play online together, with multiplayer customisation and progress carrying over to all platforms.
Microsoft will offer PC players an enhanced experience too, stating it will support ultrawide and super ultrawide screens, triple keybinds and advanced graphics options.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will also be free-to-play at launch, supporting 120fps in the Arena mode on Xbox Series X. There’s a lot riding on this Halo to keep the franchise relevant, with past instalments by developer 343 Industries, Halo 4 and Halo 5 Guardians, not quite making the same splash as Bungie's entries.
Halo Infinite's multiplayer will be free-to-play (Picture: 343)
There’s other reasons to be optimistic though. Halo Infinite will give Master Chief a grappling hook mechanic, while all the marketing points to this being a throwback of sorts to the original Halo.
Halo Infinite is set to be released in the fall, after the game was delayed from the Xbox Series X launch following criticism of an early gameplay trailer. They’ve since shared screenshots which show some significant visual improvement, but we haven’t seen any new gameplay since.
Halo Infinite launches on Xbox platforms and PC later this year.