The community director of 343 Industries, Brian Jarrard, has debunked a rumor that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer would arrive after the launch of its single-player campaign. The unconfirmed rumor gained momentum on Twitter before Jarrard stepped in with confirmation.
Jarrard posted to Twitter in response: “Nothing to see here folks, this is not true.”
During an edition of the Sams Report, Youtuber Brad Sams cites from an unnamed source that “multiplayer is not going to be shipping with single-player this fall,” and adds “that we may not be seeing multiplayer yet.”
Nothing to see here folks, this is not true.
— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) July 24, 2020
Since posted to Youtube, Brad commented on the video to debunk the news that Halo Infinite would not be launched without multiplayer, according to 343. Microsoft and 343 had earlier confirmed that despite the Xbox showcase’s particular focus on Infinite’s campaign, the multiplayer aspect fo the game would be explored during another event.
Yesterday, during the Xbox Showcase event, 343 released an 8-minute gameplay premiere for Infinite’s campaign, seen below. Set on May 28, 2560, titles declare that the date in question is set ‘167 days after we lost.’ Infinite offers the first look at Master Chief, a new human companion, and the notable absence of the holographic Cortana.
The premiere showcases Master Chief’s multifunctional grappling hook, John 117’s various abilities, and a speech from the new Covenant Commander toward the end of the sequence.
Last week, Microsoft unveiled Halo 3 on PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, available through Steam. The game has been optimized for PC, including 4k UHD and 60fps support. Furthermore, there will be customizable support for mouse and keyboards, ultra-wide support, and FOV customization.
The collection is comprised of six Halo games adapted for PC. Four of these are currently available: Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and Halo 2: Anniversary. As for the final three, Halo 3 now has a release date, whereas Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 are due to be added at the end of 2020.