343 Industries Releases New 'Halo Infinite' Concept Art
At the end of a recent Halo Community Update, 343 Industries posted some new concept art for its upcoming shooter - the next instalment in one of gaming's most loved series - Halo Infinite.
According to update's author, John Junyszek, the image is "from this year's Halo Infinite E3 Announcement Trailer." But this high-res, super-detailed version has never seen the light of day before.
As noted by Junyszek, he wanted to find "something special to celebrate" his debut post, but he played down the concept art as a last resort. My bullshit senses are tingling. You can see it below:
Of course, the internet has been extremely the internet about this picture. Could there be clues regarding Infinite's story, or any other secrets, hidden within it? To be honest, probably not. I haven't found anything. Feel free to have a zoom and let us know if you do.
Even if it does mean nothing, it's still an awesome image. And it's got me even more excited for Master Chief's next adventure - which will, thankfully, fully focus around the iconic, green Spartan again, unlike Halo 5.
Going back to tradition is what the series needs, in my opinion, but that's not stopping Infinite from possibly venturing down an unfamiliar path, regarding how the full game will release.
Rumours suggest the campaign and online modes could launch on two separate disks on two separate dates - as much as one year apart. And that kind of makes sense as, reportedly, Halo Infinite is going to be huge. It requires loads of power, and space.
That's why the new Slipspace Engine has been developed at 343, which should allow for "capacious" (loads of room inside) missions/levels to run smoothly, as noted by franchise manager Frank O'Connor [via GameSpot].
Hopefully it won't be long before Microsoft shares more conventional details with us, beyond this piece of art. It sure makes Halo 6 look pretty, though. Yeah, I said it. Halo 6 - it follows on from 5. Let's not be pedantic about this.
What do you think about this concept art? Are you looking forward to Infinite? Would you like it on two discs? Campaign or multiplayer? Make sure you let us know.
Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/343 Industries