Halo Infinite releases December 8, new limited-edition console and controller revealed

Just in time for the game's 20th anniversary.

During the livestream of Gamescon Opening Night Live, Microsoft and developer 343 Industries revealed Halo Infinite. From the looks of it, this is really shaping up to be one expansive and ambitious title. And for good reason, since the game and the original Xbox console is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Check out the trailer below:


More details from the game:

The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief story yet.

  • Campaign – When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Begin anew and step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.
  • Multiplayer – Halo‘s celebrated multiplayer returns! More information coming later this year (requires Xbox Live Gold on console, membership sold separately).
  • Forge – Halo‘s epic content creation tool is back and more powerful than ever. More information coming later this year.
  • Cross-Generation Gaming – Halo Infinite provides an amazing experience across the Xbox One and newer family of consoles as well as PC. And, on Xbox Series X as well as supported PCs, enjoy enhanced features like up to 4k resolution at 60FPS in campaign and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay that usher in the next generation of gaming.

Additionally, Microsoft also announced a new Halo-themed controller called the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2 that really caught my eye with its design… And along with it an equally cool-looking limited edition Xbox Series X console. 

Check it out:


The console bundle is available for pre-order right now from Microsoft for $549.99. Halo Infinite will launch for Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Microsoft Store on December 8.