Not long ago, an Xbox insider discussed a few things about the upcoming entry of 343 Industries into the beloved Halo franchise, Halo Infinity. Rumors claimed that Halo Infinity would be the most expensive game of all time, and the title will also feature a royal battle mode, despite earlier insistence otherwise. Now, Frank O'Connor of 343 Industries has responded to the rumors.
O'Connor is frank about not watching the video report. He apologizes if he misconstrues the title as follows: "Halo Infinity starts with /[has] a Battle Royale mode. "Nevertheless, the developer of 343 Industries claims that the Halo Infinity The rumors of royal battle are not true but his answer is subject to interpretation. It does not appear that 343 Industries planned to include only a Royal Battle Mode, but O'Connor says that players could create their own match in the Forge. Halo 5 or the Master Chief Collection since "it's a mode, not a genre".
He then discusses how he sees Apex Legends and Fortnite, indicating that one focuses on movement and the other on construction, and that the royal battle has changed. As much as Halo Infinity is concerned, multiplayer modes are not "100% defined," notes O'Connor, and are subject to change. 343 Industries is interested in the great social game modes, but not specifically "an airship filled with survivors heading for an island after a (metaphorical) Beat Takeshi lecture".
In this approach of 343 Industries, it seems that Halo fans will get the best of both worlds. It looks like those who are interested in Halo royal battle can do it from the Halo Infinity forge (if not Halo 5 or MCC) and those who oppose everything that is royal battle will be happy to know that there is no battle centered on the royal approached by 343 Industries. And for the moment, we will have to wait until the E3 2019 to find out more about Halo Infinity.
Halo Infinity has not yet announced release date, but it is planned for the PC and the Xbox One.