The developers ofHalo Infinite, 343 Industries, had promised: Communication in 2021 will be much more intense so that players know about the Master Chief’s new adventures before its release at the end of the year. In a new video # Ask343 we discover a lot of information.
The weather cycle
One of the biggest changes in this new plant will be the introduction of a day / night system. Aside from the simple aesthetic side, the outcasts will also behave differently. So it won’t be uncommon for grunts to be asleep instead of standing guard in the middle of the night or being overflown by phantoms equipped with strong lights to flush you out.
The weather won’t be bright either: the wind will affect the environment you can see AND hear. Fog can also affect visibility depending on altitude and time of day. If the developers do not officially confirm this, new weather conditions such as sandstorms or snowstorms could occur in the future.
More information about the open world
The main region the Master Chief will explore is based on the Northwest US Territory. However, other types of zones will be part of the game:
- A war-torn area known as the Deadlands
- The structure’s precursor
- Enemy bases
Unless the animals of Halo Zeta are hostile to wildlife, observing them could lead to some interesting locations. Speaking of the halo, watch out f or the edges. Here, not an invisible wall, you can push elements into the void like a hostile apparition.
The Silent Cartographer mission inspired the open world
Hello: CE had some surprising missions compared to the size of the map. The Silent Cartographer was one of them and inspired the developers. The freedom of access to the areas, the choice of traveling alone or with marines on foot or in a warthog, all these elements have become the main inspiration of 343 Industries in their creative processHalo Infinite. The world was thus seen bigger to offer different options like entering through the main door of the base, finding a roundabout, getting a vehicle there …
It’s still a halo fight. We’re not trying to do anything else. That’s the most exciting thing for us: we have a gigantic combat zone that reminds you of Silent Mapping, but was created with this new generation of consoles.
No dual wield or playable elite
343 Industries had to make choices in order to have the best game possible and these are two items that will no longer be available:
- It is no longer possible to use two one-handed weapons at the same time
- The elites can no longer be played in multiplayer mode.
The team explains that they cannot do anything to explain the lack of dual wielding. The ability to play elites would have contradicted the spirit of the 343 Industries title, which is the story of the Master Chief in solo and the Spartans in multiplayer.
The cutscenes are fully integrated into the game: no switching off the day-night cycle, no loading in front of the display … When the Master Chief arrives at a location that triggers a cutscene, the point of view changes from his helmet to a third one Person who records the time and weather of the day, the weapons armed by the Spartans and the environment around them. What to add to player immersion!
So 343 Industries continues to release new information on the future Xbox flagship title in 2021. If some things disappoint, communications will continue to prepare the Master Chief for the best possible landing.