343 Industries have revealed the free-to-play multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite, which will launch in time for Christmas this year.
Microsoft showcased a trailer for the online during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.
In a blog post, Joseph Staten from 343 Industries spoke of the importance of post-launch:
Even though launch is a huge moment, it’s just the beginning of Halo Infinite’s Great Journey. A major focus for our team is the content we’ll deliver after the game has shipped, and work has already started on our first year of content — and beyond. You saw some examples of that effort in our Multiplayer Trailer, with tons of Spartan customization options that will be part of our very first season, “Heroes of Reach,” including a super-sweet Yoroi Spartan
Staten has promised that Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer will stick to the classic Halo formula whilst also offering support and guidance for new players.
Fans of the series are being encouraged to sign up for the Halo Insider programme. Members of this will have the chance to play Halo Infinite multiplayer this summer in one of its many technical previews.
Despite this huge blowout of news, Halo Infinite still does not have a firm release date aside from later this year. Once released, it will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.