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Halo Infinite Confirmed for Project Scarlett Launch with New Trailer

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Shortly after announcing its next-gen console, code-named Project Scarlett, Microsoft confirmed that the long-awaited Halo Infinite would be a launch title for the console at its E3 press conference.

Developed by Xbox and 343 Industries, Halo: Infinite is expected to be released alongside Project Scarlett towards the end of next year. The cinematic trailer for the game features a man trying to seal a breach in his spaceship and remembering his absent family when he comes across the body of Master Chief, Halo's genetically-engineered super-soldier protagonist.

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As Master Chief is reactivated, the trailer switches to a familiar first-person view before the trailer's most shocking moment. As he peers out of the ship, Master Chief sees that the franchise's titular Halo ring has been destroyed by an unseen opponent, possibly the Covenant, the franchise's primary alien enemies.

While this trailer didn't feature any gameplay, it features  Cortana, Master Chief's A.I. assistant, saying the cryptic message, "I chose you because you were special."

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Infinite was initially announced with a vague teaser trailer at last year's E3. It will be the first new mainline Halo game since 2015's Halo 5: Guardians.

Halo Infinite is expected to be released in the Holiday 2020 release window.

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