Halo Infinite, that's why the campaign hasn't been shown yet

Halo Infinite, that's why the campaign hasn't been shown yet

Halo Infinite

During gamescom 2021, Halo Infinite was the real star of Microsoft. In addition to the release date, in fact, we came into possession of some details of the multiplayer and finally we also had the confirmation of a game-themed console, in a limited edition version. Despite all this information and news, however, something is still missing.

The German fair, in fact, has left all of us without the single player campaign of Halo Infinite. Considering that, however, the release date must also include the part dedicated to the new Master Chief storyline, many have wondered why Microsoft and 343 Industries did not show at least part of the campaign. The explanation comes from the official development blog, edited by the official developer. And there is an excellent reason behind this choice, mainly linked to the team's efforts to optimize everything and make the title playable in every aspect.

The Halo Infinite campaign, unlike multiplayer in fact, is still being cleaned. “In some ways, it's like trying to land a plane. We are in a critical phase, so it is absolutely important to avoid any kind of distraction ”, the words of Joseph Staten, creative director of the game and one of the most important and most in sight of the development of the new game by 343 Industries. "We are putting every single effort into the game, to allow everyone to play on December 8th. Gameplay demos and trailers require incredible effort and steal time from the cleaning phase, ”concluded Staten, thus explaining the reason for an absence, however heavy.

The Halo Infinite single player campaign will most likely be shown over the next few months, possibly during an Xbox Fan Fest. We will update you as soon as there are more details, so stay tuned to geekinco for all the news and announcements in the pipeline.

Halo Infinite is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Will you preorder Halo Infinite?

Will you put money down before receiving the product?

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Halo Infinite is nearly upon us. Or, at least, half of it is. On December 8, 2021, gamers will finally get to play the new Halo's campaign and multiplayer. However, the co-op campaign, a longtime staple of the series, will not be included in the game at launch. Nor will Forge mode.

That's right: Two massive elements of Halo Infinite won't be in the game until months after it releases. Couple that with the fact that Microsoft's been very cagey about showing off the campaign, resulting in our senior editor Matt Brown advising that you don't preorder Halo Infinite, and questions abound. Only one-quarter of the game has received consistently confident attention heading into its December 8 launch (the multiplayer).

With all that in mind, are you preordering the game?

Will you preorder Halo Infinite?

Many fans are nervous about campaign quality not only because of how little has been shown off thus far, but also because of the narrative decisions in Halo 5 and Halo 4. Taking into account the mixed reception to those games' stories, some are wondering if Halo Infinite will continue down the same divisive path.

Given that the campaign is the sole reason to preorder since the multiplayer portion will be free to play, the above red flags have a lot of gamers hesitant to throw their money at Microsoft before seeing the actual condition of the finished product. However, there is a large audience that loved Halo 4 and 5 and is more than willing to overlook Craig the Brute in favor of taking an optimistic, preorder-friendly approach to Infinite. Which camp do you fall in?

Whichever path you're set on, let us know in the poll above and comments below. And if you're preordering, let us know why. Considering the lack of Microsoft-bundled incentives to preorder, the game's inclusion alongside the best Xbox Game Pass games, and the fact a good chunk of Infinite can be enjoyed for free, what has you keen to plop down cash before consumer reviews are in?