Master Cheif Is Going on an Adventure
Halo is one of the most recognizable video game franchises of the 21st century. It is largely regarded as the grandfather of FPS shooters on console, as well as the series that single-handedly kept the original Xbox afloat when it first launched in 2001. While there have been some notable changes between the various Halo games in the past 19 years one thing has always remained the same. They were all linear. However, Halo Infinite might bring an end to the tradition. According to new rumors, Halo Infinite might be the first open-world Halo game ever made.
When the game was first announced fans immediately jumped on the idea that Halo Infinite was going to be open-world. These previous presumptions were only based on what was seen in the announcement trailers. But there has been a new batch of “leaks” that point towards the next Halo taking place in an enormous world with both main storyline quests as well as side missions. On top of that, Master Cheif is not going to be the only character that you control. This has been done before. In Halo 5, the Master Cheif almost felt like a secondary character. There is also mention of a new mode called “exploration” that allows players to revisit old locations that have been previously discovered.
It should be remembered that these “leaks” are totally unsubstantiated. 343 Industries has not confirmed anything as of yet. To really find out what is going on, we will have to wait a few months for an official reveal. However, if these rumors do turn out to be true this is going to be a massive departure from the classic Halo formula. Something that a lot of longtime fans are going to struggle accepting. The introduction of sprint and ADS on weapons was controversial enough. One could only imagine the backlash if Halo becomes an open-world adventure.