Though once the talk amongst FPS fans, Halo’s popularity over the years has wavered even amongst the most dedicated fans. From its inception, it helped push the FPS genre forward on home consoles and was often considered one of the gold standards for an FPS on consoles. We’ve seen numerous sequels, prequels, and spin-offs; while some were successful, others were not. Even the most recent release, Halo Infinite, has drawn lots of criticism for its handling of the multiplayer mode and the lack of split-screen, Forge, and online co-op game modes, some of which are still not available nine months after launch.
It’s no surprise that Halo Infinite hasn’t set the world on fire due to these missing features that many expected at launch. Hopefully, when they add the content that fans have been asking for, it can one day fulfill what many hoped to be a return to form for the franchise. Forge mode, along with some new maps, weapons, and updates to the multiplayer, is scheduled for November. Still, the delay of season 3 to 2023 and the departure of developers show that ongoing development is still finding its way.
With Halo 3 recently celebrating its 15th anniversary, it’s a great time to discuss the franchise’s future. It still holds a lot of promise, but many are understandably concerned about its future, which brings us to today’s topic — How do you feel about the future of Halo?
Are you playing Halo Infinite regularly, or has that ship sailed for you? Outside of the current plans for Halo Infinite, what is missing to help it rise to the top? Do you think Halo Infinite will eventually get to where it needs to be, or have you decided to wait for the next game in the franchise? Where do you want to see Halo go in the future? What can Halo Infinite do to be one of the games we look back on fondly instead of a cautionary tale? Let us know in the comments.
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