The Last Of Us TV
HBO’s The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin says the upcoming series, The Last Of Us TV, will enhance and expand, With the multiplayer being free and the campaign being available via Xbox Game Pass, Halo Infinite is opening up the gates for a flood of players to jump in right from the get go, which is exciting news, especially for a new Halo game. Of course, the hope is that the multiplayer being free won’t be offset by microtransactions, but that’s not something 343 Industries or Microsoft have talked about so far. In their tweet, they say that more details will be shared later.
Such a move would be huge for the Halo franchise. But it’s not all that shocking in 2020. Last year, for instance, Infinity Ward released Call of Duty: Warzone a battle royale successor to Blackout, which was only available through Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as its own free-to-play experience. Unlike Halo Infinite, you still need Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to play the franchise’s more traditional multiplayer modes.
The strategy is basically the same, however: offer something free-to-play in the hope that it gains a massive player base, then transition that interest into battle pass purchases and sales of the game that contains the campaign.
Some other brief details on the Halo Infinite multiplayer have also been shared in recent days. 343 Industries are apparently building on Halo 5’s multiplayer while also keeping the esports scene in mind. Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that the new items that were shown off during the game’s gameplay reveal the grapple shot and Drop Wall will be included in the multiplayer as pick ups in the maps.
Halo Infinite launches this Holiday for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.