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Halo Infinite multiplayer looks like everything I want – I couldn’t be more excited

The delay of Halo Infinite might have been painful last year, but from the multiplayer showing at E3, it’ll have been worth the extra wait – regardless of how the campaign shakes out.Watch on YouTubeAs always after the madness of E3, I’ve taken some time over the last few days to reflect on what I saw this E3 – and the more I think about the show, the more I’m left absolutely desperate to get my hands on one particular game – the Halo Infinite multiplayer.I, like many, was a Halo multiplayer obsessive in the 2000s. I remember hooking my…

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Guild Esports say upcoming academy could be ‘the biggest thing to happen to UK esports for a very long time’

Guild Esports, the London-based esports organisation backed by David Beckham, has spoken confidently about its upcoming academy launch, saying it could be the biggest thing in UK esports for some time. The Guild Academy – set to launch this quarter – will be an online portal and ‘physical athlete-development system’ closely modelled on the success of the Premier League and inspired by David Beckham, who’s been involved in its creation and development. It aims to foster a global fanbase for the organisation, attract talented gamers and mentor them, as well as provide a ‘world-class’ training system including coaching, guidance on…

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Halo Infinite has dynamic weather, but will be missing some fan favorite functionality

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:15 GMT You can’t play as Elites or dual-wield weapons in this upcoming title.We now know a little bit more about what to expect from Halo Infinite.Developer 343 Industries held a live-stream event yesterday to give us a bit more information about the next entry in the Halo franchise. Among other things, the studio revealed that Infinite has a dynamic weather system, which will feature wind and fog systems when the game is launched. Storms and snowstorms might be added after release. There’s also a day-night cycle, which will change how enemies act…

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343 says graphics improvements “finally coming together” for Halo Infinite

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:02 GMT Follows the game’s visuals failing to impress when it was shown off last summer.Developer 343 says that its efforts to improve Halo Infinite’s graphics have “finally come together.”In the latest Inside Infinite over on the Halo website, graphics producer Alex Le Boulicaut said that the various teams at 343 had been polishing the title’s visuals since its gameplay reveal in July 2020. This demo failed to impress fans, with 343 admitting later that it had “work to do” in the game’s graphics.“Following the Campaign demo last July, the team has been…

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Halo TV series to debut on Paramount+ in 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:41 GMT The series has been moved from Showtime to Paramount+.Showtime’s Halo TV series based on the Xbox franchise will not air on the subscription channel as planned, but will instead debut on the Paramount+ service, reports Deadline.The series is produced by Showtime via a partnership with Amblin Television and 343 Industries and will premiere on Paramount+ in Q1 2022.Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+ and it will continue to be led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel.The adaption will cover the 26th-century conflict between humanity and the Covenant, and will…

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It’s taken over 10 years, but Halo 3 is getting a brand new multiplayer map

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 13:40 GMT 343 Industries has announced that a new map is coming to Halo 3 via Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and it’ll be the first new map since 2009’s Mythic II Map Pack.In a blog post released on Halo Waypoint on Friday, developer 343 Industries announced that a new map is coming to the game from the canceled Halo Online project that was developed by Saber Interactive.  This is likely the “new place” part of the “new place and way to play” that 343 teased just last week.In case you’re unaware, Halo Online was a free-to-play Halo…

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343 Industries hints “a new place to play” Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 February 2021 11:04 GMT The latest Halo Waypoint blog post from 343 Industries suggests “a new place and way to play” is coming for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.This week, a new test flight was announced for the immensely popular Halo: The Master Chief Collection by its developer, 343 Industries.Over on the Halo Waypoint blog, the developer (who has been in charge of the series since Bungie moved onto Destiny in 2007) noted that the new test flight will arrive in the game in late February or early March and will introduce “a new place…

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All Halo Infinite sandbox launch content is done, 343 working on polish

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 12:14 GMT The developer says it is focusing on getting this part of the game ready to ship.Microsoft’s 343 Industries says that all of the sandbox content shipping with Halo Infinite on launch is in the game and just needs to be polished.In the lengthy Inside Infinite update for January, the studio said that this content was 90% finished, with the team spending the coming months fixing all of its problems so that it is ready to be shipped.“[The Sandbox team] is super busy,” lead sandbox designer Quinn DelHoyo said.“We have everyone fixing…

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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…