E3 2021: Halo Infinite coming this holiday season, features free-to-play multiplayer

June 15, 2021

It’s been three years since the game’s initial announcement in 2018 (as well as 20 years since the original Halo) and now it looks like Halo Infinite isn’t too much further away, as Xbox has given a somewhat vague “holiday season” release date for both the single-player campaign and multiplayer at the end of this year at their E3 showcase.

Also confirmed at the Xbox & Bethesda showcase were details on the game’s multiplayer, which will be free-to-play for the first time.

“Our goal has always been to bring players together, and for the first time we’re thrilled to offer our entire multiplayer experience to all players across Xbox and PC with no barriers.” said Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries, “‘Halo Infinite’ multiplayer will be free to play and invite more of you than ever before to become a Spartan hero.”

A short amount of footage was also shown from the single-player campaign, showing Master Chief meeting a new AI companion, who believes that his usual friend, Cortana, has been deleted.

You can check out some footage from the game’s multiplayer reveal below, from Xbox’s official YouTube channel: