Finally some news about Halo Infinite
Microsoft is talking about Halo Infinite again after the game's slightly disastrous unveiling earlier this year, and the latest Inside Infinite update focuses on art and graphics.
Art Director Nicolas Bouvier and Development Manager Ani Shastry admits that the Halo Infinite gameplay footage shown in July “weren’t at the bar we hold for Halo – even in a work-in-progress state.”, before explaining how the team is going to improve the game's visuals over the next year.
Humble Craig: The “humbling” (though some might say mocking) feedback from fans apparently “aligned with our own views and work we were already committed to doing”, according to Bouvier. For example, facial animations were “not fully implemented” in the demo, leading to the now infamous Craig the Halo Infinite Brute meme.
Insider testing: “…poor old Craig was never intended to be seen in that condition which is not something that was evident during the gameplay,” explained Bouvier. The update rounds off by confirming that Halo Infinite is now due for autumn 2021 and that there will be “Insider flighting” tests before launch.