Today, October 25, new Halo Infinite campaign footage was released. Since July 2020, this is the first full-length look we’ve had at the campaign.
The footage demonstrates how Master Chief will collaborate with a new AI named The Weapon to figure out what happened to Cortana following the events of Halo 5. The trailer also reveals Halo Infinite’s wide-open level structure, as well as the ability to summon vehicles rather than searching for them on the map.
The game is set on the planet Zeta Halo, which has been overrun by Banished enemies. Banished encampments will be found all over the map, and players will be able to lay waste to their foes. The trailer also reveals Halo Infinite’s new tactical map, indicating that players will be able to explore the game at their leisure.
We also get a sneak peek at Halo Infinite’s RPG system for suit upgrades, as well as a new enemy type called Skimmers. Check out the video in its entirety below.
Microsoft also revealed what appears to be a new Halo Infinite storey synopsis, which mentions The Banished, the threat that Master Chief faces. It also claims that Halo Infinite will feature the “largest, most open, and adventure-filled” campaign to date.
“The Banished have defeated UNSC forces and taken control of the mysterious Zeta Halo, threatening the survival of humankind,” 343 said. “When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief returns to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced.
As reported by Gamespot, 343 was unable to attend Gamescom for various reasons. According to their Boss Staten, the development team is now in “shutdown mode,” which means that the studio has completed work on the game’s main features for launch and is focusing on the most critical bugs. Creating a new campaign demo or trailer to show off the campaign would have slowed things down.
The campaign and multiplayer in Halo Infinite are two separate games. The multiplayer is free to play, but the campaign costs money. Both games are also available as part of the Xbox Game Pass.
Halo Infinite launches on December 8 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.