Halo Infinite leads the way for most anticipated Xbox games for 2020

Halo Infinite Screenshot A Brand New FightPhoto via Xbox
Halo Infinite Screenshot A Brand New FightPhoto via Xbox /

After 5 years of anticipation, fans of the Halo franchise will have something to look forward to next holiday season as Halo Infinite is slated to be released in the Q4 of 2020.

While it’s been reported that Halo Infinite will be released for the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows, next-gen fans won’t be left hanging. During E3, Microsoft confirmed that the game is scheduled to be released for Project Scarlett, which is due out during the 2020 holiday season. Barring any major setbacks, Halo Infinite will likely be the flagship launch title for the system.

Halo fans can expect to play as the franchises’ main protagonist Master Chief yet again. More specifically a lot more than last time, as Halo Infinite promises to set it’s main focus back on Master Chief, as opposed to its predecessor, Halo 5: Guardians.

While not giving away to much info, 343 studio head Chris Lee gave fans some insight on the upcoming game and discussed some of the new features they’ve added including the all-new slip space engine. During the interview, when Lee was asked to share more about the slipspace engine, he stated:

"“The slipspace engine is really this labor of love for 343. It’s going to be the foundation of our next 10 years of Halo experiences and it really brings together the most powerful toolset we’ve ever had to empower a creative team to iterate and create this great experience with the ambition of Halo Infinite, which we couldn’t have achieved or realized in our old technology and then combines that with all of these platforms.”"

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Other than that, Halo Infinite will also mark the return of Forge mode, an updated look for Master Chief inspired by Halo 3, a new pilot with an in-depth and detailed story, and much more.

Although its release date hasn’t been made official at the moment, fans can anticipate picking up their copy of Halo Infinite next year in 2020. Microsoft has already confirmed it will be a launch title for the next-generation Xbox, codenamed Project Scarlett, which is due out in during the 2020 holiday season.

Halo Infinite is easily one of the most anticipated Xbox games coming next year. While there’s a ton of mystery and intrigue surrounding the next installment in the flagship series, the little we do know sounds exciting.