Ahead of its expected gameplay reveal during Microsoft’s July Xbox 20/20 event, a short teaser for Halo Infinite has been shared on the game’s official Twitter account. The teaser features the ominous warnings from a member of The Banished–a splinter group from the series’ main antagonists, The Covenant.
The Banished first made an appearance in Halo Wars 2, which took place after the events of Halo 5. The Banished rejected the ideology of the Covenant and broke away from their compatriots, led by Atriox. Halo Wars 2 chronicles the conflict between The Banished and the crew of UNSC Spirit of Fire, which eventually spilled over onto a new Halo installation.
How this connects to Halo Infinite is still unclear, but it’s a hint at the direction the sequel might be taking. Developer 343 Industries has spoken before about how they’re trying something new with Infinite, powered by a brand-new engine called Slipspace to do it. Halo Infinite is expected to be one of the highlights at the Xbox 20/20 showcase, although an exact date for the event has yet to be confirmed. Halo Infinite is expected to launch for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
Halo 5: Guardians launched in 2015 for Xbox One, although its campaign was not as well-received as others have been in the franchise. In our Halo 5 review, critic Mike Mahardy wrote, “There are signs of a phenomenal shooter here, but certain narrative aspects feel underdeveloped, holding the franchise’s newest sequel back from true excellence.”
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