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Halo Infinite brings the series back to PC

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Master Chief and his helmet make an appearance in Halo Infinite Microsoft
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Halo Infinite was announced at the Microsoft conference at E3 2018. While we learned almost nothing about the game and how it’ll play, it appears we finally have details on the platforms it’ll appear on. As expected, Halo Infinite will come to Xbox One, but it’ll also be released on Windows PC, according to the game’s YouTube description, which refers to it as an “Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive.”

The trailer, and its description, mention a new engine — dubbed the Slipspace Engine — and call the trailer itself a “thrilling engine demo that provides a glimpse into the future of the Halo franchise, leading it into new and unexpected directions.”

One of those directions is apparently a Windows release, something that has eluded the mainline Halo series with the exception of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, whose PC releases trailed their console launches by two and three years, respectively. While this is a change for the Halo franchise, it’s in keeping with Xbox chief Phil Spencer’s 2015 plans to erode the distinction between Microsoft’s Xbox and Windows platforms.

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Halo Infinite is the follow up to Halo 5: Guardians. The cinematic trailer shows off Master Chief and some marines roaming around a new Halo. It appears that Cortana is also back in the hands of Chief.

The nature surrounding our gun-toting heroes and their AI ally will finally be able to look its best on Windows PC systems.

We know almost nothing else about Halo Infinite. It’s also unclear if the Halo: Master Chief Collection will come to PC to help catch mouse and keyboard players up on the saga.

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