Halo Infinite: The story will be divided into multiple campaigns

Halo Infinite: The story will be divided into multiple campaigns

Halo Infinite

In the last hour, what appears to be an image of the Halo Infinite menus has leaked online showing the "Campaigns", "Multiplayer" and "News" sections. What is particularly interesting is the use of the plural next to the main mode, which suggests the presence of more than one campaign in Halo Infinite. This is a fact that confirms that the information in our possession on the plot that we have analyzed in our preview, albeit now much more in-depth after the official presentation of Microsoft, is still "few".

For the moment, neither 343 Industries nor the publisher have mentioned the possibility of discovering more campaigns, which is why it is not certain if and when they will arrive. It is unlikely that at the launch of Halo Infinite the developers will release other campaigns by surprise. However, what we know for sure is that the work will present a huge battle pass, which will offer players always different and certainly very valid contents.

The campaign that awaits all players will take the name of Become and will once again put us in the shoes of the iconic Master Chief, whose goal is once again to save humanity. We can only speculate on what will be the narrative elements on which the additional campaigns will leverage, which is why we just have to wait for official news from 343 Industries or Microsoft.

"Campaigns" ūü§Ē #HaloInfinite pic. twitter.com/PeiCeFZb5n

- Halo Infinite News (@HaloNoticiasMX) November 5, 2021



We remind readers that Halo Infinite will be released on December 8, 2021 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Series S and PC. It will also be available at launch in the huge Xbox Game Pass catalog, which also features the newly released Forza Horizon 5, which we reviewed here. Let us know by commenting below what your expectations are on both the game and the hypothetical additional campaigns.

Xbox Series S is still available at a super discounted price on Amazon, but you can also find Halo Master Chief Collection, still on offer .





Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker’ Delayed To Go Up Against ‘Halo Infinite’

Endwalker

Square Enix

Think we were too late in the year for more video game delays? Wrong. The much-awaited expansion for Final Fantasy 14, Endwalker, has just been delayed a short while, now putting it up against Halo Infinite in December.


Endwalker was originally supposed to be released on November 23, but the new date is December 7, though if you pre-order it, early access will begin on December 3. The official December 7 date puts it right next to Halo Infinite on December 8, and in my corner of the world, on top of Destiny 2’s 30th Anniversary Update on December 7, which brings a lot of new content to that game.


Final Fantasy’s Naoki Yoshida, or Yoshi P as he’s known, is extremely torn up about even this short delay, as this marks the first time he’s ever delayed a release date, despite that being a beyond common practice in the industry. Here’s what he had to say about the delay:


'There are several reasons for the postponement, but as I’m the one overseeing all aspects of the title as the head of the project, the responsibility falls solely on me,' Yoshida said. 'Allow me to convey my sincerest apologies to our players, our Warriors of Light around the world who have been looking so forward to the release of Endwalker. I am truly sorry.'


'As we neared the end of development and I played through everything—from quests to battle content and the like—I just couldn’t contain my desire to further improve Endwalker’s quality, specifically because this expansion pack marks the first major culmination of events in FFXIV so far,' Yoshida said. 'Even as we look beyond Endwalker, the FFXIV story will continue for a long time and we hope to deliver many more enjoyable experiences in the game. However, it was precisely because Endwalker concludes the first major saga that I felt our team needed to push ourselves to the “limits” that I envisioned.”


Yoshida was almost in tears when he was talking about this on video, leading to many fans trying to tell him it was okay and not to feel so bad. While I agree, a two week delay isn’t a huge deal, an MMO expansion like Endwalker would be likely to have caused at least some players to schedule time off work around its release, which may be too late to shift now, a reality that Yoshida acknowledges in the announcement, and profusely apologizes for.

Butting up against Halo Infinite may not be the end of the world, given that at least the two are wildly different genres, though I certainly know many players will want to play both. One sub-storyline I’m looking forward to seeing unfold is what the arrival of Endwalker might do to the already declining playerbase of rival MMO New World, and how many may flip back to FFXIV when it launches.


It's a bummer to see Yoshia so broken up about this, but at worst, it’s a mild annoyance for fans, and shouldn’t be the end of the world. We’ll see if it helps Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker launch more smoothly soon enough.


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