Will Halo: Infinite Have Battle Royale? | Gaming
Make no mistake about it, the gaming industry has been swept up in a Battle Royale craze, with many publishers and developers hopping on the bandwagon in an attempt to recreate the successes of both Epic Games’ Fortnite and Bluehole Studio’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. With this being the case, some Halo: Infinite fans have been wondering if the forthcoming shooter will include a Battle Royale mode like many other of its competitors, leading 343 Industries to issue a response on the matter.
According to a Social Stream held on 343 Industries’ Mixer page, the development studio’s writer Jeff Easterling and playtest coordinator James Bachici stated that Halo: Infinite will not be pursuing the creation of a Battle Royale mode. This much was revealed when Easterling responded to a fan question about the game mode being included in the sequel, as he said, “I’ll tell you right now, the only BR we’re really interested in is Battle Rifle.”
While 343 Industries’ decision to not pursue a Battle Royale mode for Halo: Infinite may disappoint some, there are likely others who are breathing a sigh of a relief due to feeling fatigue from myriad companies chasing this latest trend. Without a doubt, those who aren’t upset about the exclusion of a Battle Royale mode are more excited at the prospect of getting to experience the game’s new story centered around Master Chief.
Taking all of this into consideration, it’s definitely interesting to see 343 Industries bucking the Battle Royale phenomenon, as it indicates that the studio is more focused on the core components of what will make up Halo: Infinite‘s content. Of course, should the company change its mind, there’s always the possibility that it could add a BR mode as a means of post-launch support should there be enough fans in the community supporting its inclusion.
Halo: Infinite is currently in development for Xbox One.