Halo Infinite Devs Shoot Down Battle Royale, “Only BR We’re Interested in is Battle Rifle”
At E3 2018 Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Halo Infinite, but didn’t reveal a whole lot about how the game will actually play. The teaser trailer showed plenty of wide-open natural spaces that looked like they could accommodate a lot of action, so, could the game be going the battle royale route? Other big shooter franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield have jumped aboard the battle royale bandwagon, so why not Halo?
Well, those of you already burnt out on PUBG, Fortnite, and the rest can breathe easy – it turns out Halo Infinite won’t be doing the battle royale thing. Last night 343 Industries hosted a livestream on their Halo Mixer channel, during which they fielded a few fan questions, including one about Halo Infinite and battle royale. Here’s what 343 writer Jeff Easterling had to say on the subject…
“I’ll tell you right now, the only ‘BR’ we’re really interested in ‘Battle Rifle.’ The original BR. So, calm yourselves.”
Well, there you go! Honestly, Halo would probably be a pretty good match for battle royale, but you don’t have to chase every trend. Also, Halo Infinite likely won’t arrive until late 2019 – by then, who knows what state the battle royale genre will be in? Maybe it will still be going strong, or perhaps the fad will have passed. Better for Halo to just focus on being Halo.
Aside from the fact that it won’t be a BR game, this is all we know about Halo Infinite so far.
Master Chief returns in the next chapter of the legendary franchise in Halo Infinite. Developed by 343 Industries and created with the studio’s new Slipspace Engine, Halo Infinite debuted at the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing with a thrilling engine demo that provides a glimpse into the future of the Halo franchise that leads it into new and unexpected directions.
Halo Infinite is coming to PC and Xbox One.