Halo 6 famously missed last year’s Microsoft E3 showcase, but a lot of Master Chief fans are still holding out hope that Xbox’s biggest first-party franchise will debut its next mainline entry at this year’s convention. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Halo 6 will be showing up at this year’s E3 either, but we might still be getting some sort of Halo game.
That’s according to Thurott.com executive editor Brad Sams, who’s stated that a new Halo game, reportedly called Halo Infinity, will debut on E3.
Obv, things could change here but that’s the word the street
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) June 5, 2018
Thurott.com has a decent record of leaking accurate information about Microsoft-related products, and new Halo anything (even if it isn’t Halo 6) seems like a foregone conclusion as a topic of discussion during Xbox’s E3 press conference.
But what could Halo Infinity be? It’s still possible that Halo Infinity is the next mainline entry in the Halo series. While every mainline Halo game has been a numbered entry, maybe developer 343 Industries is breaking with convention for the sixth entry.
More likely, Halo Infinity could be a Halo: Reach– or Halo 3: ODST–style spinoff that still maintains some of the series’ first-person shooter mechanics with a twist. The naming convention of a subtitle definitely hints at a spinoff, and the last first-person Halo game came out three years ago already. It seems about time for another first-person Halo game.
A stranger possibility is that Halo Infinity could be the Halo virtual reality experience that was hinted at by a 343 Industries job listing. Infinity is actually the name of the UNSC’s flagship supercarrier, and Halo 5 ends
(spoiler alert) with the Infinity engaging slipspace to escape Cortana, so it’s possible that the game will take place entirely on the stranded ship. It could be the perfect setting for a VR game.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously teased “amazing” things from Halo 6, but that was almost a year ago and 343 Industries has been pretty tight-lipped about Master Chief’s next adventure. Whatever Halo Infinity is, it’ll probably be more exciting to Halo fans than the recently revealed Dave & Buster’s arcade game, Halo: Fireteam Raven.
Source: VG 24/7