Following an initial great reception for both the single-player and multiplayer components, Halo Infinite has been banished to the realm of forgotten FPS' in the subsequent months.
Initial excitement made Halo Championship Series events break viewership records, but amid a serious lack of offerings, with seasonal content not hitting the mark, Halo Infinite is in a comatose state according to a lot of people, including Nicholas "Nickmercs" Kolcheff.
The Twitch streamer and FaZe co-owner described Halo Infinite via social media as a "flop," and a game with untapped potential that may have missed its train on route to success.
Nickmercs thinks a battle royale mode could save Halo Infinite
In a tweet posted on 23rd March, Nick explained that a battle royale mode would've been a "net+," being a matter of "adapt or die."
Halo Infinite was a flop. Such a shame too, because the potential was through* the roof. Should’ve incorporated a Battle Royale. Would’ve been a net+. More content = More viewership = More everything. All ships rise. Adapt or die.— FaZe Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) March 23, 2022
Some other content creators also voice their concerns for the Halo franchise and its current dire state. Jack "Courage" Dunlop joked about the dwindling Halo Infinite player base.
"There are more people playing as Master Chief in Fortnite than there are in Halo: Infinite currently," Courage tweeted out.
In all honesty, that might not be far from the truth. According to Steam Charts, Halo Infinite has been losing players on the platform at an alarming rate.
The average player numbers in November surpassed 100k with ease. Sadly, in the last 30 days, that number has shrunk to barely 7k with a peak of merely 21k players.
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The lack of content not only hurts those interested in Halo Infinite's refined multiplayer gameplay, but also the single-player offerings. Forge continues to be delayed, as does campaign co-op, a feature that seems tailormade for exploring Zeta Halo's vast world.
In the meantime, those who have decided to stick around with 343's latest entry in the iconic franchise can enjoy all the cosmetics the latest Tactical Ops event offers.
Hey, it's better than nothing, right?
Featured image courtesy of 343 Industries.