During E3 2019, 343 Industries revealed a trailer for Halo Infinite that featured the return of the Master Chief in a brand new suit of armor, as well as a new Pelican drop ship pilot character (who has already become a fan favorite!) that will presumably be Chief’s companion. The trailer reveals that a large battle occurred that seemingly wiped out all of the UNSC forces in the area and caused the destruction of a Halo ring, with Chief and the stranded pilot as the only survivors. Near the end of the trailer, the Pelican is attacked by an unknown force, and Master Chief opens the back hatch in order to deal with the threat. Then, in an “epilogue” sequence, Master Chief is shown walking towards a large projection of the broken Halo ring while a heartfelt message from Cortana plays.
The trailer itself was incredible, but after watching it, I have plenty of questions about what it may mean for Halo Infinite’s story — and whether or not some other unsolved story threads from other parts of the Halo universe will influence Halo Infinite.
What exactly happened before the events of the trailer?
The events of Halo 5: Guardians naturally lead me to believe that the conflict was between the UNSC and Cortana’s Promethean military, but that’s also a little predictable. Perhaps 343 Industries has a whole new enemy faction for us to deal with in Halo Infinite.
What happened to the characters from Halo 5: Guardians?
Who (or what) attacked the Pelican?
Will Cortana end up being a friend or a foe?
Will Halo Wars 2 tie in?
When you consider the fact that Atriox and the Banished in particular had an entire comic series dedicated to their backstory and rise to power, it seems likely that 343 Industries has big plans for the Banished. It’s definitely possible that they don’t want to use the Banished for Halo Infinite and are saving them for a later game, but there’s a considerable chance that the Banished will be involved in Infinite, too.
What do you think of my questions? Are there any you have that you want answered? Let me know in the comment, and make sure to check out our guide to everything there is to know about Halo Infinite so far. The game is slated to be released during the holiday season in 2020 and should come alongside the new Xbox console, which is code-named “Scarlett.” It should be available for that console, as well as Xbox One and PC.
Great Halo games
All the greatest Halo games are available now on Xbox and are heading to PC too throughout 2019 and beyond.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($30 at Microsoft)
The Master Chief Collection is a fantastic game that lets you experience the entirety of Master Chief’s saga in one convenient package.
Halo Wars 2 ($40 at Microsoft)
Halo Wars 2 is arguably the best real-time strategy title on Xbox One, offering players a wealth of incredibly satisfying, Halo-themed content.
Halo 5: Guardians ($20 at Microsoft)
Halo 5: Guardians is the latest Halo first-person shooter title, and it’s got plenty of good content within.
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PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)
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