343 Industries will be getting a little help on the next Halo game. As SkyBox Labs announced this morning, the Vancouver-based game studio will be partnering with 343 Industries for the upcoming Halo Infinite.
This isn’t the first time that SkyBox Labs has helped out with Halo projects. The developer contributed work to Halo 5: Forge and helped with enhancements on Halo 5: Guardians. From the sound of this announcement, though, the studio will play a larger role going forward.
“343 Industries is excited to continue our partnership with SkyBox Labs on Halo Infinite, with their team doing great work across many areas of our project,” said head of Halo FPS Chriss Lee, writing in to Skybox’s announcement.
SkyBox Labs added their own excitement for the project to the announcement.
“We have been working closely with 343 Industries on Halo projects for a number of years, and we’re thrilled to be part of this exciting time in Halo’s history,” said SkyBox co-founder Shyang Kong.
“Seeing the new art style and the return of Master Chief, combined with the technology of the Slipspace Engine, has our studio energized and focused on teaming up with our partners at 343 Industries to realize the vision of Halo Infinite,” added SkyBox’s other co-founder, Steven Silvester.
So far, we don’t know much about Halo Infinite. 343 Industries has confirmed that the game will not have a battle royale mode. Master Chief plays a role, as he was shown in the teaser trailer. The game seems to be in early development still, so there will likely be a wait before we find out any more concrete details.
Halo Infinite is currently in development for Xbox One and PC.
Source: SkyBox Labs