Since the original reveal of Halo Infinite predating back to 2018, the newest entry in the series stood out to be what fans of the IP has waited for nearly a decade. And when it finally dropped last month, the game was met with critical acclaim as buzz continued to grow for the title. From our time with the game, we wrote,” The story of Master Chief and Cortana is riveting, the Banished make excellent enemies and the multiplayer is the most fun I’ve had since Halo 3.”
Ahead of its release, 343 Industries in a surprise announcement released the multiplayer for Halo Infinite. While in beta form, the team essentially shipped half of the game for the world to experience. While prior than its initially set date, Halo Infinite went as far as to outperform even Battlefield 2042 at the time as well.
In a new announcement on Tuesday, 343 Industries on Twitter shared that Halo Infinite is the biggest release in franchise history for the Halo IP. In that, more than 20 million players experienced Halo Infinite since last month.
Additionally, there is a follow-up to another milestone for another Xbox franchise. In that, Forza Horizon 5 was also shared to exceed 18 million players since its arrival. In a tweet by @BenjiSales, he transcribed the recent earnings call for Microsoft revealing the racer faced the latest record. Previously, it was reported 15 million players entered the Mexico Festival then.
Looking ahead, it appears Microsoft/343 Industries is preparing for a content drop for Halo Infinite. Around launch for the game, Microsoft trademarked a new entity: Halo The Endless. The filing references elements referenced in the story and appears to be the stepping stone for the first expansion for the game. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you one of the 20 million to play Halo Infinite?
Halo Infinite is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.