A teaser for Halo Infinite has surfaced online. Released by 343 Industries, the short clip features a radio transmission from The Banished, a faction of mercenaries who previously appeared in Halo Wars 2.

A gravelly voice can be heard in the radio transmission, delivering a cold and calculated speech that can only mean bad news.

"The hour approaches," the voice states. "Forces occupy The Ring. Within hours, it will be under our control. Humanity will burn. Their brazen defiance will be all but a memory. No more prophets, no more lies. We stand together, brothers to the end. We are his will, we are his legacy, we are The Banished."

So, things aren't looking bright. With the Xbox Series X expected for the 2020 holiday season, Microsoft intends to release Halo Infinite alongside the next-gen console.

The game is in further development for Xbox One and PC. As a part of a first-party Xbox Series X showcase next month, new material from Halo Infinite is expected to premiere at the event.

Microsoft is remaining tight-lipped on the finer details of the upcoming July event. Most recently, Xbox marketing director, Aaron Greenberg, responded to a fan asking about the show, and explained that while a date hasn't been set, the team is "working hard on it."

He further added that an internal review of the event was conducted with Phil Spencer. 

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Last week, in an Xbox Blog Post, it was announced that the Xbox Series X would introduce Smart Delivery. The technology will ensure that players "always play the best version of the games you own for your console, across generations."

The tech will be available for all developers, as well as all Xbox Game Studio titles optimized for the next-gen console. Among these will be Halo Infinite