Halo Infinite Confirmed To Be A "Spiritual" Reboot; Will Be At E3 2019

More details on Halo Infinite are finally coming at E3 2019. Fans have been clamouring to get a look at what awaits them in the next core Halo title, after Halo 5: Guardians launched in 2015. The story has been left in cryosleep ever since, and fans are right to be chomping at the bit to know if and when they'll finally be able to conclude the latest arc in the Master Chief saga.

The reveal of Halo Infinite brought with it the assurance that something big and different is in the works for the series. Just what that is has yet to be answered, as the gameplay footage for the title left more questions than it provided answers for. Still, with a guarantee that the beloved Master Chief would be returning in some capacity with this new game, fans are eager to learn more. Fortunately, it appears as if 2019 will be the year for plenty of Halo Infinite news.

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During a recent interview between IGN and the head of 343 Industries, Bonnie Ross, the developer explained why the gap between Halo 5 and Halo Infinite was so large – stating that the tools for the older engine weren't accessible for developers and had to be refined. This lead to the toolset that'll be building Halo Infinite and future games in the series, known as the Slipspace Engine, but fans hoping for news won't be waiting much longer.

Ross confirmed that more news on Halo Infinite will be arriving in June during E3 2019. Since PlayStation has pulled out of E3, this will make it a prime time for Microsoft to show off what Xbox fans have to look forward to. Not content on ending the updates there, Ross also revealed that the team at 343 considers Infinite to be a "spiritual reboot" which will set out to more or less rediscover what a Halo game is. The game is said to respect the legacy of the franchise despite this change, which is great news.

While this report is a more official update coming from the head of the Halo franchise's development studio, another report claims that Halo Infinite may arrive as a launch game on Xbox's next console. That's not to say that it'll fail to appear on the Xbox One though, as it's possible for the game to mimic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and its dual release on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

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Halo Infinite is set release exclusively on Xbox One.

Source: IGN

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