Microsoft has announced that Halo Infinite will support cross-play and cross-progression between PC (on Microsoft Store and Steam), Xbox One and Xbox X/S Series.
This move, announced on Xbox Wire, has been presented by Microsoft as a way to “build communities around games, not devices,” and will make game customization and progress follow you across all platforms, as well as allow you to play with anyone on any available platform. As already confirmed, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play.
Microsoft has also revealed that the game will include some of the most popular PC features, such as support for ultra-panoramic and super-panoramic displays, triple-keyboarding and advanced graphics options, among others.
It’s another move by Microsoft that demonstrates its interest in bringing Xbox games to multiple devices, as Phil Spencer recently went so far as to say that console tribalism is “one of the worst things” in the video game industry.
Developer 343 is clearly taking a multiplatform version of Halo Infinite seriously, and an engineer recently explained how the game is being optimized for multiple platforms. After a long delay, Halo Infinite looks much better in the latest screenshots, and is scheduled for release in October 2021.
@wil-walteros Source: Joe Skrebels – IGN