The release date was announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley, just 24 hours after Xbox’s own Gamescom conference. Joseph Staten, head of creative at 343 Industries, confirmed both the single-player campaign and the free-to-play multiplayer on December 8th.
The trailer released during Opening Night Live showcased the intro for Halo Infinite’s multiplayer season one.
“Humanity’s forces are scattered. Desperate resistance efforts have continued to fall short on multiple fronts, from Cortana’s relentless martial law to the expanding power and ambition of Atriox and the Banished. But there is hope: a new generation of Spartans, training in secret to become unstoppable. In this cinematic introduction to Season 1 of Halo Infinite multiplayer, get a glimpse into the Academy Commander’s own heroic journey and what it truly means to be a Spartan,” the official blurb for season one reads.
Fans had the chance to play Halo Infinite’s multiplayer earlier this month in a technical test. 343 has promised more tests will be on the way for players who missed out the first time around.