We are all eagerly waiting for more details on 343 Industries Halo Infinite, let alone a release date. Halo Infinite is set to release holiday 2020 on Microsofts new next-generation console codenamed Project Scarlett, as well as the Xbox One and PC.
Now if you are worrying that the version of Halo Infinite will be subpar on the original Xbox One, well Halo boss Frank O’Connor has quoted that: “The Xbox One is not going to be a second-class citizen. We’re building it, so it plays and looks fantastic on Xbox One.” If we go with what that O’Connor is saying, users of the standard Xbox One will still have a good experience.
Halo Infinite is the first Halo game that is having a simultaneous launch with its console brethren, the console versions and PC version will launch on the same day, which is a fantastic feat. The last Halo game that released on PC was Halo 2, but saying that The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC at the end of this year. Typically, when it comes to consoles and PC, consoles versions get released first, and PC months later, for example, Monster Hunter World Iceborne Expansion, PC is getting it months after the console release.
The PC version of Halo Infinite might end up being the ultimate version of the game, but utterly dependent on how beefy your rig is. Here is what O’Connor has to say on this matter:
“Obviously the special citizen [for Halo Infinite] will be Scarlett, and we’ve worked with that hardware team to make sure the game shows up amazingly on it, and work with them to make sure that we know how to make sure the game looks amazing on it, but it will be for Xbox One, and it will look incredible. And it will also be for PC for the first time, day and date, so that’s exciting for us too.
“That’s changed the way we develop and the way we think about things, but we are always shooting for the best possible hardware target. This time it’s going to be up to you to decide–is it going to be Scarlett or PC; it kind of depends on your PC at that point. But the Xbox One is not going to be a second-class citizen. We’re building it, so it plays and looks fantastic on Xbox One, and then everything else is plus-plus-plus, but we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that we’re thinking about. “
We do not know the exact specs of Project Scarlett, but given the basic specs we do, and that 343 Industries is developing towards the best hardware experience. Taking all this into consideration, will be the Xbox One version be completely overshadowed? We will have to wait before we can reach that conclusion, howbeit, I think that it will be.
Halo Infinite does not release until Holiday 2020, but a beta for the new Halo game will be available before its release.
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