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Halo Infinite dev once again says Xbox One version has not been cancelled

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 24 December 2020 10:19 GMT It seems like 343 Industries has to dispel this same rumour every other week.Earlier this week, a non-rumour got started because someone noticed that the LinkedIn page of Chad Mirshak, a Halo Infinite UI designer no longer lists the game for Xbox One, just PC and Xbox Series X/S.LinkedIn posts aren’t usually a good source for this because they can be outdated, but the amusing thing here was that Mirshak’s About page actually says the game is being developed for Xbox One alongside the other platforms. (Mirshak has since added Xbox…

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC releases led to “the largest addition of new players to the franchise since Halo 3”

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 21 December 2020 10:35 GMT Microsoft’s efforts to bring classic Halo games to PC have been well worth it.Microsoft and 343 Industries have been very happy with the response to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, which culminated recently with the release of Halo 4, the last planned game to be ported to PC.There are still no plans to bring Halo 5 over, but PC players now have access to all other Halo games, running natively on PC and taking advantage of mouse and keyboard, alongside a bevy of other PC-specific improvements.The Master Chief Collection’s…

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Halo Infinite won’t sell you loot boxes or lean hard into FOMO, but expect premium cosmetics

343 Industries seems to have the right approach when it comes Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer.Multiplayer in Halo has always been one of the series’ key pillars. This is no less true for Halo Infinite, which is going free-to-play for the first time to allow as many people as possible to experience its signature multiplayer.The reception to the free-to-play news was mixed, in large part because many feared the balance and look of the game could get diluted with all sorts of purchases to keep the live service going. So far at least, it doesn’t look like things will end up…

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Xbox holiday commercial stars cute dogs, oh and Master Chief

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 December 2020 16:11 GMT Microsoft has released its holiday commercial, and it’s rather cute.The commercial shows a dog being ignored by the family as it busies itself with Halo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft, and Microsoft Teams.Sad about being ignored, the poor doggie falls asleep and starts dreaming of playing around in Minecraft, flying a plane, and going on Teams call with other pups.There is more to it, so watch it for yourself. And stop playing once in while to pay attention to your pet.

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Xbox Black Friday 2020 deals announced

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 20 November 2020 18:20 GMT With a week to go until Black Friday and the Xbox Series X|S having just launched, Microsoft have now revealed their gaming deals for 2020 and honestly, it’s a great time to be investing in some cheaper games.With over 700 discounted titles to choose from, it’s mostly Xbox One selections here but backwards compatibility means there’s no issue for next-gen console adopters. Either way, you’ll be pleased to know a small selection of discounted games include their Series X|S enhanced versions too, like Borderlands 3 and Forza Horizon 4. Furthermore, Microsoft also have…

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Halo Infinite news coming soon, but 343’s game won’t be at The Game Awards

By Patrick Dane, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:33 GMT For those hoping to hear from Halo Infinite soon, it seems like your wait may go on a little longer yet.Since Halo Infinite‘s delay, developer 343 has been radio silent. The game was meant to be out last week alongside the launch of the Xbox Series X/S but Master Chief sadly couldn’t make it to the next generation just yet.Fans are now clamouring for when we might hear more on the game. Many have been proposing we might catch a glimpse at The Game Awards on December 10. The show has…

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Remastered Halo 4 comes to PC Master Chief Collection next week

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 9 November 2020 15:40 GMT 2012’s Halo 4 is finally making the leap to PC.That’s according to the sci-fi shooter series’ official Twitter account, which announced that the game will be launching on PC for the first time as part of The Master Chief Collection on November 17.The description for a trailer for the game on YouTube describes this release as optimised for PC. Apparently Halo 4’s campaign as been “fully remastered,” too.Halo: The Master Chief Collection was released for Xbox One in November 2014 and featured the first four entries in the franchise. The compilation…

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343 responds to fans asking for ray tracing in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox Series X/S

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 16:38 GMT Microsoft and 343 Industries have shared more information about the next-gen version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a new blog.The publisher and developer confirmed the next-gen version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be arriving for Xbox Series XS on November 17 back in October, and now more information has been shared about the ports, too.Fans have been asking 343 about how likely it is that the game will include ray tracing at some point in its life, and senior producer Matt Hohl has said that the studio…

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343 Industries director steps away from Halo Infinite

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 17:20 GMT 343 Industries’ Chris Lee, director of Halo Infinite, has stepped back from the project.According to Bloomberg, Chris Lee has left the project and has placed Halo Infinite in the hands of the current team.Lee told Bloomberg he is looking for “future opportunities,” and is confident the team will “deliver a great game, and now is a good time for me to step away.”Microsoft confirmed the news, stating that Lee remains a Microsoft employee.Lee is the second high profile developer to leave the project, as 343 Industries creative director Tim Longo departed the studio…

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will run at 120fps on Xbox Series X/S

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:31 GMT Halo will look and play great on the next generation of Xbox.Microsoft is looking to continue treating its premier franchise, Halo, well as we transition into the next generation of consoles. After porting The Master Chief Collection to PC, the company is now promising big upgrades for the game on Xbox Series X/S.All of the collection’s games will run at 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S. This is true for campaign and multiplayer, which is great news. The next-gen console versions also include split-screen support at a smoother…

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Microsoft may yet end up shipping Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer separately

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 19 October 2020 11:51 GMT It sounds like Microsoft is keeping an open mind when it comes to Halo Infinite’s release structure.Halo Infinite, which was supposed to be Microsoft’s big first-party launch game for Xbox Series X, ended up getting delayed, leaving Microsoft’s line-up this November devoid of new first-party games.Reports about the state of development that lead to that decision in the first place are plentiful, but Microsoft itself suggested that it had considered splitting campaign and multiplayer in order to make launch.According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, things may end up going that way…

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Halo 3: ODST now available for PC with Halo: The Master Chief Collection

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:55 GMT Just a quick reminder letting you know that Halo 3: ODST is available now on PC through Halo: The Master Chief Collection.Halo 3: ODST lands on PC today and with Xbox Game Pass for PC on the Microsoft Store, and Steam.The game finds you playing as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in the streets of New Mombasa as you attempt to “piece together the Covenant’s motivations for invading the city.” Here you will go up against Brutes, Elites, and Hunters.ODST Firefight is joining Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the first…

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Halo 3: ODST drops on PC next week

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 14 September 2020 16:57 GMT Halo 3: ODST will be arriving on Windows PC via Halo: The Master Chief Collection on September 22, 343 Industries has announced.“Halo 3: ODST will officially arrive on PC as part of the Master Chief Collection, on September 22,” says a tweet from the Halo Twitter account. “Suit up, strap in, and prepare to return to New Mombassa.”If you want to experience the world of Halo without the super-powered Spartan armour saving your ass all the time, this is the game for you.In Halo 3: OSDT, you play as a crew…

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Halo Infinite has Monster Energy weapons, because of course it does

In a move that will shock absolutely no one, Microsoft recently announced that Halo Infinite will feature guns sponsored by Monster Energy. The news comes from an official Xbox blog post, which opens by discussing the recently launched Halo Infinite Monster Energy cans. While these real-life cans are emblazoned with the stern visage of Mr. John Halo, there was no reciprocal instance of Monster appearing in the virtual realm of Halo Infinite – until now.Check out the screenshot below, which offers us a look at the official Halo Infinite Monster Energy guns.They don’t actually look too bad at first –…

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This Halo mod allows you to play as a Grunt and fight Master Chief

By Cian Maher, Monday, 31 August 2020 15:49 GMT There’s a legitimate Halo mod that allows you to play as a Grunt instead of Master Chief, in which your sole purpose for playing is to take down John Halo himself. Halo: Covenant Edition is a mod for Halo: Combat Evolved that reimagines the game from the perspective of the baddies. Although we’ve all grown to love the hulking stature of 7-foot-tall army man John Halo over the last 19 years, he is the physical embodiment of Bad Guy when you reverse what the game’s narrative wants you to think.Put it…