It is no exaggeration when we say that the first footage of Halo Infinite gameplay didn’t really impress the gamers. It didn’t sit well mostly because it was lacklustre and last-gen looking for a game that is slated to arrive in 2021 for next-gen machines. It has been a while since we heard anything about the game, but it looks like there is some progress.
343 Industries and Microsoft have shared a fresh batch of screenshots on Halo’s official blog. The new screenshots give us our first look at the evolved graphics after the initial backlash. Even for the Halo enthusiasts who liked the original snaps, the new screenshots look more realistic and well, more next-gen.
All the screenshots shared on the blog have been captured on the PC, however, we expect it to look just as good on the Xbox consoles, if not better. The developers say that they are committed to delivering a great experience and a high level of visual fidelity across all platforms.
We have some gameplay screenshots as well as a few concept art shots. Here, check them out –
In addition to this, 343 Industries has also showcased a particular location’s day/night cycle.
Halo Infinite’s day/night cycle in one handy collage. #HaloInfinite pic.twitter.com/nc8CrF8t1h
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All these new screenshots give us a good idea of what to expect from the game’s graphics. It is indeed a shame that Halo Infinite couldn’t be released as a launch title for the Xbox Series X. That being said, we would rather have a polished experience over a lacklustre title that leaves us wanting more. We all know what happened to CDPR’s Cyberpunk 2077.
Halo Infinite, for those of you who don’t know, is meant to be a ‘spiritual reboot’ that is meant to recreate the look and feel of early Halo games. We can obviously expect to see some modern touches such as an environmental lighting system that can change the mood based on the time of the day. 343 Industries and Microsoft don’t have a release date for Halo Infinite yet, but it is expected to come out this Fall.