We don’t know much about Halo Infinite, other than the fact that it is a direct sequel to Halo 5, and we probably won’t learn anything new anytime soon, especially not at the upcoming X108 event in Mexico City.
According to 343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard, the Halo developer is “talking internally about what/when/where/how” it will deliver more details about its upcoming shooter, but there’s “nothing currently planned for X108.”
Jarrard’s response left a little bit of wiggle room for interpretation, and “nothing currently planned” means that there’s still a sliver of hope that 343 is cooking something up for the Master Chief stans out there, but considering that X018 kicks off on November 10th, we’d be surprised if 343 could pull something worthwhile together in the next few weeks.
Xbox and 343 announced Halo Infinite at E3 2018, but the footage they showed off was pretty much just a demo for the developer’s new Slipspace engine and didn’t include much in the way of gameplay info. We do know two things that Halo Infinite won’t have, and those are a battle royale mode and loot boxes you buy with real-world money, but that’s about the extent of our knowledge so far.
As for what will be at X018, Xbox boss Phil Spencer stated during the X018 announcement that there will be both third- and first-party support at the event, meaning that we can probably expect at least some news about games outside of Microsoft Studios. It’s also possible that we might learn more about Project xCloud, Microsoft and Xbox’s new game-streaming platform. Other than that, it’s probably still too early to find out what’s in the works at Microsoft Studios’ five new developers. If the rumors are true, we might see the announcement of Microsoft’s Obsidian Entertainment acquisition, but the air’s already been let out of the tires on that surprise.
Source: VG 24/7