New ‘Halo’ game debuts as Xbox turns 20 years

Fans will this week get their hands on the latest “” video game, as Microsoft marks 20 years of the franchise that turned its console into a hit.

“Halo Infinite” is out Wednesday but to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cult sci-fi series, Microsoft and developer 343 Industries have already released a free-to-play “beta” test version.

Within an hour of its launch on November 15 some 100,000 people were logged on to play simultaneously via online platform Steam, in a taste of the excitement around the sixth instalment’s return to a 26th-century space war.

“The entire Halo community has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this game,” said 28-year-old Jenn, a competitive Halo player who goes by the gaming alias Queen x3.

“The beta was a lot of fun and created a lot more excitement leading up to the official launch.”

As for the appeal of the game, seen through the eyes of a heavily armed cyber-soldier, she said it was in the thrill of the challenge.

“Halo is truly one of the most competitive first-person shooters out there not many people can pick up a controller for the first time and be great.”

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