Master Chief is back.
Microsoft teased a new Halo game at the beginning of its keynote at E3, the big gaming conference in Los Angeles.
“With Halo Infinite, we will join Master Chief on his greatest adventure yet to save humanity,” Microsoft gaming chief Phil Spencer said on stage.
Here’s the description from developer 343 Industries:
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise. Developed by 343 Industries and created with our new Slipspace Engine, Halo Infinite was revealed at the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing with a thrilling engine demo that provides a glimpse into the future of the Halo franchise, leading it into new and unexpected directions. Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive.
Here’s more from an Xbox blog post announcing the game:
At E3 2018, 343 Industries officially announced that the next chapter in the epic Halo saga is in active development – Halo Infinite. Unveiled through a thrilling engine demo, Halo Infinite will be a new Halo experience centered on the Master Chief that continues the current storyline.
Speaking of the engine demo, viewers will have noticed the name Slipspace Engine. The new Slipspace Engine, created by 343 Industries specifically to power future Halo experiences, will enable the studio to deliver on the wonder and beauty of the Halo universe with emergent experiences for gamers of today and tomorrow.
Of course, fans around the world will break down every single frame of the engine demo for more clues on what Halo Infinite could entail. We caught a couple of hidden Easter eggs – can you? 343 Industries stated that the game, art, and tech elements are still in progress and many of the assets and designs will certainly evolve between now and the release of the game; what fans should take away from the engine demo is the promise of the Slipspace Engine and its capabilities in powering “Halo Infinite” and how the story will center on the Master Chief.
Here’s a tweet from 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross:
So proud of the 343 team and what an honor to watch it sitting in the audience with the #XboxFanFest fans. The helmet reveal always makes me teary. https://t.co/goG2nZhxss
— Bonnie Ross (@PlutonForEver) June 10, 2018
‘Halo Infinite’ is the follow-up to ‘Halo 5: Guardians.’ Microsoft didn’t reveal any further details about the new version of Halo. The company showcased 50 games on stage today, including 18 exclusive titles. You can watch the keynote here.