When it comes to Halo content in any form as of recent years, there is a direct parallel between fans on each reception. Currently, this applies to Halo Infinite and the recently airing of the Halo Television Series. On one hand, fans are enjoying both via each medium respectively whilst the latter wishes so much different was implemented instead.
For Halo Infinite, the biggest complaint is the promise of post-launch content which as yet to make an appearance nearly half a year later. Additionally, the Paramount+ series largest issue is the direction the show is heading with Master Chief’s identity utilized for the storyline. Despite these complaints, both Halo Infinite alongside the Halo Television Series great numbers of players/viewers during its original inception.
Recently, Halo Community Director Brian Jarrard when speaking to The Washington Post explained that the new TV show will eventually bridge its gap with Halo Infinite despite the Silver Timeline being crafted uniquely for a separate medium.
We are looking at threads and nods we can bring into ‘Infinite’ because it is a service, and we’ll have the ability to shape and influence experiences and content over time, even though they are technically different universes and timelines. I do think that you’ll see some eventual nods back and forth between the two … to look at ways to pull the show in fun ways.
He adds, “The hope is that we see a lot more cross-pollination. ‘You like the show? Check out the game, by the way it’s free to play’”. Jarrard explains that the intention of this initiative is to use the Halo Television Series as an “onboarding” for possible new fans and integrating new content to Halo Infinite from the show will be just the anwer.
“We will have some content that is inspired by the show that will be coming out in the game a little bit further down the road,”. The bigger question is the hesitation to do this later down the road. Many would anticipate cross-advertising amid the buildup for new entertainment – not later on down the road.
Elsewhere this week, 343 Industries in a Season 2 itinerary post revealed that a Career Progression System is in the works for Halo Infinite’s multiplayer. But from the project still in its “design phase” it is likely we won’t see the effort well beyond Lone Wolves launching next month in May. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for Halo Infinite to receive content from the Halo Television Show?
Halo Infinite is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Source: The Washington Post