Halo Infinite Gameplay First Look In New Campaign Video

By Jason Collins | 8 seconds ago

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While the gaming community has already beheld the upcoming Halo Infinite multiplayer mode, very little has been said about the game’s newest campaign and the continuation of Halo‘s narrative. Well, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have finally allowed the press some hands-on time with the sixth installment’s story mode, revealing some footage and information about both the gameplay and the narrative.

According to Game Rant, 343 Industries, comprised of ex-developer Bungie’s employees, seems to be taking a more serious approach with Master Chief in Halo Infinite, depicting a tired and sad Spartan soldier. Miranda Sanches of IGN, who had the honors of testing out the new game, stated that Chief had become a man of few words, with his movements in cutscenes and general response to those in need of him have become somewhat slower and heavier than before. This leads many to believe that the upcoming campaign will be much harder and quite possibly much more complex than previous entries in the franchise. You can see the newly revealed gameplay video below:

A more complex and heavier story isn’t precisely welcoming for the newcomers to the franchise, especially considering the ending of Halo 5, so it seems that the upcoming Halo Infinite game will focus primarily on the franchise’s die-hard fans. Luckily, it’s not exclusive, so it’s entirely possible for 343 Industries to add a “bridge” that elaborates the story so far. In the end, those who just recently became interested in Halo can always play previous entries in the gaming series for a more complete Halo experience. As for the narrative itself, it primarily includes Chief fighting the Banished, but it will include an additional side arc dedicated to Chief and Cortana.

One of the most significant additions to Halo Infinite is its fully-explorable open-world setting, in which the players will be taking down outposts commanded by the Banished. These facilities are much more extensive and would require Master Chief to eradicate the enemies inside and destroy power sources, supplies, and other resources, among other activities. Conquering these grants Valor points, an in-game currency that allows Master Chief to purchase vehicles and upgrades for use at these outposts. Of course, these side missions appear to be entirely optional, as they don’t affect the narrative. But as the gaming community is well aware by now, it’s always best to complete all the side quests before confronting the game’s final boss.

The perfect example of this comes in Halo Infinite comes in the form of new equipment, such as Grappleshot, Shield Core, Threat Sensor, Thrusters, and much more, which would give Master Chief a leg up in battle. Admittedly, most of these will be somewhere along the game’s main path, but upgrading said items with in-game items and currency points could really make a difference towards the end of the game. The addition of these elements, combined with side missions scattered around an open-world environment, adds an RPG aroma to the well-established first-person shooter franchise.

Halo Infinite is scheduled to release on December 8 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.