We’ve still got a little over a year before Halo Infinite is set to launch, but that last year is going to come under different leadership. Creative director Tim Longo has departed from developer 343 Industries this week, and executive producer Mary Olson has moved into a lead producer role for the game’s campaign.
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Halo 2 helped usher in the world of marketing-driven ARGs with I Love Bees, and Halo’s promotion and lore have been expanded by obscure secrets ever since. It looks like we might get something similar in Halo Infinite, too, as players have begun to find secrets hidden in the game’s E3 trailer – just a month-and-a-half later.
While they still can’t all get together on features like cross-play, videogame companies have finally found a reason to unite: opposition to proposed tariffs from the Trump administration. The three companies say that tariffs on products imported from China would cause “disproportionate harm” to businesses and consumers in the United States.
E3’s still not kicking off in earnest until this weekend, but Microsoft’s knocking it out of the park with the announcement of a massive Xbox exclusive: a new line of scented hygiene products. Xbox-branded deodorant, shower gel, and body spray is coming to Australia and New Zealand in July, courtesy of Lynx – better known in North America as Axe. The rest of the E3 2019 press conference schedule can only disappoint from here.
We expected Halo Infinite to be among the games Microsoft would show at its E3 presentation this year, and now we have some more details on what to expect. According to a report from reliable Microsoft insider Brad Sams, the first gameplay for Master Chief’s new adventure will be on PC rather than the Xbox One.
The live-action Halo TV series set to begin production later this year is a bit like Game of Thrones, but with fewer inter-sibling sex scenes. Speaking on the AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook podcast (via Gamespot), Kiki Wolfkill, head of transmedia and entertainment at Halo developer 343 Industries, spoke about the upcoming show in detail.
Microsoft’s efforts at capitalising on Windows gaming have met with mixed results over the years, but the company’s Xbox efforts are spilling onto PC in increasingly interesting ways. The new Xbox Game Bar for Windows 10 went live today with some pretty useful new features, ranging from easy audio adjustments to built-in looking for game options. Also, there’s a meme maker.
Cats and dogs. Batman and the Joker. Xbox and PlayStation. Some rivalries seem too insurmountable to overcome, but that last one might be easing up a bit as Sony and Microsoft have announced a new partnership to improve “customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions.”
E3 2019 officially kicks off in one month, which means most of the industry is feeling a strange blend of genuine excitement and existential horror about the impending whirlwind of game announcements. It also means that all the big publishers have had time to settle their press conference plans, and now we’ve got a full schedule for when those big E3 2019 games will be shown off.