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Halo Infinite Will Have Social Features, Microtransactions

Halo Infinite is still over a year away from release, and as a result, there's a lot we don't know about the game. Microsoft hasn't shared much in the way of story details or gameplay features, but thanks to a new job listing by 343 Industries, we do have some extra information about the upcoming first-person shooter.

Halo Infinite studio 343 Industries is hiring a Live Team Design Lead, whose responsibilities include designing and delivering a "AAA social experience that fosters community" as well as one that "focuses on our fans and their desire to express their passion for our franchise (including but not limited to microtransactions)." This seems to indicate that Halo Infinite will likely have some kind of social hub, which is not uncommon for modern day shooters.

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As far as the microtransactions go, it's pretty much been a given that Halo Infinite will have microtransactions. Since gameplay details on Halo Infinite are virtually nonexistent at this point, we can't say for certain what form the microtransactions in the game will take, but we do know that Halo Infinite will not have loot boxes. This is probably for the best, especially as countries around the world have started cracking down on loot boxes, labeling them as gambling and in some cases even banning their implementation in video games completely.

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As for when we will learn more concrete details about Halo Infinite, that remains to be seen. We know that Halo Infinite is a launch title for Project Scarlett, which isn't coming until holiday 2020, so we wouldn't expect to see the game until next year at the earliest. Perhaps we will see Halo Infinite when Microsoft properly unveils its next-gen Xbox, or maybe we will have to wait for E3 2020 to learn more about the game.

In the meantime, rumors have indicated that Halo Infinite could be an absolutely massive project. After 343 and Microsoft somewhat fumbled with Halo 4 and Halo 5, which were far less popular than their predecessors, it would make sense for the company to go all-out with Infinite, especially since Halo is its flagship franchise. Rumors claim that Halo Infinite is the most expensive video game ever made, but we'll have to wait to find out if there's any truth behind those claims.

Halo Infinite is in development for Project Scarlett and Xbox One.

Source: Microsoft

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