It will be the primary because the marketing campaign reveal final summer time.
For those who’re a Halo fan, you’re acquainted with the work of Joseph Staten, even when you could not know his identify. Staten wrote many of the Halo video games within the authentic trilogy, and served because the cinematics director on Halo: Fight Advanced, Halo 2, and Halo 3. He additionally wrote Halo: Contact Harvest, a novel detailing humanity’s first contact with the Covenant, and was the artistic director on Halo 3: ODST, a job he’s held on a number of different titles at Microsoft since.
Given experiences of Halo Infinite‘s troubled improvement, it’s not an enormous shock that Microsoft introduced Staten in to assist after the sport was delayed final 12 months. Staten now appears to be the Head of Inventive at 343, so what he’s engaged on needs to be a giant deal to Halo followers. What’s he engaged on proper now? We are able to’t be certain, however given a current picture he posted to Twitter, we now have purpose to consider it is likely to be a brand new trailer. The picture exhibits “sequence v7” by “sequence v14,” which in all probability refers to a collection of animation sequences that is likely to be edited collectively to make up a brand new trailer. If it’s a new trailer, will probably be the primary since Halo Infinite’s marketing campaign exhibiting final summer time, which was criticized for its graphics and went on to spawn the now-infamous Craig the Brute meme.
All of that is hypothesis, after all. Staten didn’t affirm what the sequences have been for, although he did ask of us to guess what number of there can be complete in a ballot, with 117, a nod to the Grasp Chief, John-117, rising because the clear winner. Given Staten’s previous historical past as a cinematics director, nonetheless, and that he was teasing what he was engaged on, it appears more likely to be a trailer or an in-game cinematic. It will make extra sense to tease the previous than the latter, however we gained’t for for certain till we see one thing new from Halo Infinite, which is scheduled to launch later this 12 months.
Abstract of my week: pic.twitter.com/wfX9WyWW9p
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) Could 8, 2021