Halo Infinite CONFIRMED at Xbox E3 2018 Briefing

The trailer was followed by the explanation that Master Chief will be saving humanity once more in the new game, the first in three years since the release of Halo 5.

Microsoft kicked off its Xbox E3 press conference with a doozy: the reveal of Halo Infinite, a new Halo game that is. um. well, it certainly looks pretty! The camera then zooms back to reveal a familiar-looking person in an iconic suit of armor: Master Chief. And that's about all we know so far. If you've ever seen Forza Motorsport 6 or Forza Horizon 3 running on an Xbox One X, on a 4K tv, then you know exactly what we're talking about. The lack of a number in the title and the name-drop of a new engine - dubbed "Slipspace" - also suggest this is no ordinary follow-up.

We don't get much in this trailer but it does feature the infamous Master Chief, a handful of soldiers, and a stampede of rhino-like animals all on a vibrant and bustling Halo. You'll have to wait a bit longer, Halo fans.

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