Rumors of Halo Infinite only launching with the campaign are not true, 343 Industries says.
That's great Brian but the question I have seen most is how much is shipping. How much of the campaign and how much of the multiplayer.
Pretty sad if its not much considering the 5 year development time
The only thing disappointing is the graphics. Other than that there is nothing revealed that is disappointing. The campaign is 2-3 bigger than Halo 4/5 combined. It has vast open world missions. There is split-screen and multiplayer is confirmed day 1. Let's wait and see what they reveal.
@spicelicka Eww you judge games on more than their graphics? Get outta here
I have no idea one way or another but there are a few things that make me suspect (as others have said) that this is going to be episodic: 1. It's called Infinite 2. Might be fewer people $1 GamePassing Halo if all you get is the first episode 3. The game looks like maybe it's not as far along as we'd think
MS should know going this route that, if it is a full campaign it had better be a decent length. If it is short they are going to take a beating and deservedly so because it means they cut content to sell later. If it is short and they later give additional content free it is still does not bode well because it amounts to pushing out a short game after all of the time they have used to build this title. A game at launch isn't judged on the patches and additional material promised later. Otherwise its like having Wimpy from Popeye running the publishing company.
I don't know, I don't like it much either but it seems to line up. Episodic content is perfect for the GamePass strategy - gives you incentive to stay on. I can see that flying in the board room. You'd probably get 1st "season" with the $60 purchase. It wouldn't be catastrophic - they could probably make it work
Er... I think I'm taking this back. Just read an interview from one of their guys: "The campaign in Halo Infinite is the most ambitious campaign we have ever created in a Halo game." Created past tense. If it were episodic they'd say creating. Assuming they're being honest, I'd expect a full campaign day 1.
"The campaign in Halo Infinite is the most ambitious campaign we have ever created in a Halo game." First of all that is no assurance whatsoever that it isn't episodic. It also does not speak to the length in any way, shape, or form. Plenty of ambitious games were short. Episodic release might been seen by some as a more ambitious undertaking. Add to this everyone related to the project, from the top down has been so honest from day one, right? Remember, this is the same company that said the demo was polished. But that's a matter of perspective right? Concerning framerates that would be true. Everything else? Hardly.
It's going to have campaign "DLC" so to speak. But every one of them is going to have it's own beginning middle and end from what they've said. basically each being their own campaign. Sounds pretty cool to me. Maybe for the first one it's gonna finish the Reclaimer saga campaign. And then there's gonna be a "What happened to Locke" campaign and after that an ODST horror-style campaign or an Arbiter campaign that takes place on Sanghelios or a Born Stellar campaign! The possibilities! They have the chance to make something incredible if they nail it and don't make the campaigns feel too much like DLC.
I feel like the MP will have to be killer. Open world halo is a cool idea but it is what fans have been asking for? This games fan base was created by awesome multiplayer sessions. Again 4 player split screen local play is cool but who plays multiplayer like that these days? almost no one. so that kind of comes off as wasted time.
I’ve played Halo campaigns split screen with my bro since we first got our Xbox back in 03, to date Halo 5 is the only Halo campaign I’ve not completed on account of the lack of split screen. A lot of people might not utilise it but those of us who do love it, my girlfriend never complained about me fixating on Borderlands 2 & 3 because I was playing it with her (she’s not good at it but that’s fine).
So much fake news going around. The fanboys were out in full force spreading rumors of fable being an MMO and halo not shipping multiplayer. As if the Craig meme wasn’t enough. It’s sad really
The craig meme is hilarious though. PS fanboys were using it to bash Xbox but the halo community turned it around lmfao.
Yeah I’m excited for halo because the gameplay looks great, but yeah they need to work on those visuals. The Craig stuff is hilarious, but I doubt 343 is laughing
@Ausbo 343 are literally the ones that named him craig lol. But yeah they are taking the feedback seriously.
Now I hope both Halo and Fable shatter expectations (Fable have a much higher chance than Halo though). I really want to see what excuses and downplays these fanboys would have then.
Infinite looks way better than 4/5 to me, but come on Craig meme is pretty good
Most likely going to be sick. Better than 5.
The question becomes, what's the launch date though? Was the backlash big enough to force a delay? Could we see a Sea of Thieves vs a Crackdown 3 scenario? Or are people just overreacting?
It's going to be August. This thing's launching November at the latest and they need some good hype. Our beta was canceled. How is it three months out and they can't even show us a single map, match, heck even a screenshot of the multiplayer mode? This thing was supposed to have a beta! We know covid struck but they are sooner embracing Craig mocking them than they are showing off the one piece of the game that we were told we'd be able to actually play...
It's been less than a week since the demo reveal. They already said they are going to be showing off multiplayer soon.
They better launch MP in a more complete state than Halo 5 and Gears 5.
Personally, I'm of the opinion that if a game has a single-player mode, burn this on the disc and release it as a physical copy and save precious disc space. If there's a multiplayer component to the game or the game is online only, make it downloadable. This also gives choice as to what consumers want on valuable SSD space that's getting more expensive and space is at a premium. I was able to load all my PS3 games installed on a single 1 TB HDD but games now require you to install the whole game. My 4TB PS4 and 2 TB SSD PS4 are filled and I still have a stack of games I can't install. Games are too big now. We're going to get to the point where consoles will just have a 200 GB SSD and you're going to have to install the game play it, uninstall it and install next game. Like swaping out cartridges except take s a lot longer. People's game collections are growing and they want backward compatibility, Blu-ray discs and HDD aren't going to work forever. We're going to have to shrink games or start using really fast flash media. HDD are a serious problem now, they're too small and too expensive.
So I am a PlayStation owner but a game industry fan first. I watched the Xbox showcase on the 23rd and honestly wasn't impressed either? With Halo being the "Mario" for Microsoft I was surprised to see it not looking more polished. Graphics are definitely not everything, not even close so I hope for you guys that they game mechanics are a huge step above the last entry. Also they need to redefine multiplayer in the way that it did so many years go with the first two halo's. Coronavirus is not an excuse for a game 5 years in development. Look how many other polished games were completed during this time.
Who knows? The way they focus on multi-player stuff and services they may have been mostly working on the online portion of the game and that's why the actual campaign is in the state it's in. I have no idea really. Just speculation. But it would be a more worthy excuse than covid. According to employees both ex and current the entire development has been chaotic. I do know this though if they show an amazing online portion then those campaign issues will be tossed aside by the fans. They can wait for it to get good or better like say Sea of Thieves especially if its going to be a ten year ongoing grind fest.
That's how low the bar is at this point? They have to confirm that their flagship IP will release with multiplayer? (Now that we know that Ray Tracing will be a patch a few months after launch, that Avowed is planned for 2023, Forza is early in development, Fable is likely years away). Why exactly do we need a Series X this year or even next?
Maybe put some blame on those spreading fake rumors instead. You can blame 343 for the demo, but not this. It's the same as those saying Fable is an MMO. Just idiots spreading false info. No release dates have been revealed for most of their games they showed so we can't say for sure what is coming out when. Knowing those games are coming out is usually enough for people to buy a console. There are certainly games next year we still don't know about. Within the first year of launch there will be; Halo Infinite(Yes, it's still a huge launch title), The Medium, Scorn, Forza Horizon 5 possibly, Gears Tactics, Flight Sim, Crossfire X, possibly Hellblade 2, Project Mara. There are still a lot of games we don't know about.
im wondering since there is some decent pop in and the graphics are less than impressive, will the ray tracing cause more pop in since it's more demanding on the system. what will happen to the frame rate? pop in? I don't know, has to take a hit somewhere
"They have to confirm that their flagship IP will release with multiplayer? " They confirmed this because some fanboys start to spread false rumor about the game. Before the spouting the usual doom and gloom you should see the situation first. "that Avowed is planned for 2023" Where does it say this exactly? "Why exactly do we need a Series X this year or even next? " Better graphic and faster loading time? What is the reason to own a PS5 for this year or even next?
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