E3: Halo Infinite coming to Microsoft's Xbox Project Scarlett for holiday 2020 launch

CNET | 6/9/2019 | Ian Sherr,
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Halo Infinite is on its way, so prepare for big explosions, alien planets and sweeping dramatic music sung by enormous male choirs as Microsoft showed the first cinematic trailer at its E3 2019 press conference on Sunday. The company also revealed that it'd be a launch title for its Project Scarlett next-gen Xbox console, coming out holiday 2020, from developer 343 Industries.

It'll also hit Xbox One and PC, Microsoft noted in a blog post, and will be powered by the new Slipspace Engine.

Discover - Hope - Trailer - Pilot - Family

The "Discover Hope" trailer shows an unnamed pilot, who seems to have lost his family based on his reaction to a cute hologram, discovering Master Chief floating in the void of space. His iconic armor has apparently gone into survival mode, so the pilot has to shock our hero to reactivate him. Despite this, the pilot then tells the Chief humanity lost, and they're forced back into action as an unseen enemy attacks.

"I chose you because you were special. I knew we'd be perfect together," says Cortana, Master Chief's AI buddy, in a voiceover "And I was right."

Company - Blog - Game - Continuity - Halo

The company confirmed in its blog that the game "will continue the continuity of Halo 5," noted that it'll have some kind of beta, and that we can expect its "big moment" at E3 2020.

Master Chief is back, and so is Cortana.

Microsoft - Game - Company - Press - Conference

Microsoft previously teased the new game at the company's annual press conference at E3 2018 in Los Angeles, the world's largest gaming show. We didn't get to learn much about the game, except that it would continue the saga of Master Chief, the human super soldier who's been saving the galaxy for two decades.

Halo is one of the most successful game franchises ever made, selling over 65 million copies and grossing more than $3 billion. It was originally developed by...
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