Halo Infinite Studio Head Leaves After String Of Departures

Halo Infinite Studio Head Leaves After String Of Departures

Photo: Mark Ralston (Getty Images) For as long as 343 Industries has existed, Bonnie Ross has been in charge of it. No longer. The Microsoft veteran announced on Monday that she would leave the studio in charge of Halo Infinite to deal with a family medical issue. It’s the latest high-profile departure on a pivotal … Read more

Halo Infinite’s Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

Halo Infinite's Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

Image: 343 Industries Last week, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinitewhich makes headlines more often for its stumbles than its successes, suffered its biggest PR blow to date: Couch co-op, a feature first flaunted half a decade ago, wouldn’t come out as intended. It wasn’t delayed, as with most of the planned features for Halo Infinite. … Read more

Halo Infinite’s Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

Halo Infinite's Forge Mode Could Save The Floundering Game

Image: 343 Industries Last week, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinitewhich makes headlines more often for its stumbles than its successes, suffered its biggest PR blow to date: Couch co-op, a feature first flaunted half a decade ago, wouldn’t come out as intended. It wasn’t delayed, as with most of the planned features for Halo Infinite. … Read more

Halo Devs Still Unsure About Adding MTX To MCC

Halo Devs Still Unsure About Adding MTX To MCC

Image: 343 / Microsoft Since it was released in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection received a variety of updates and tweaks, including maps and modes that in some cases were never in the original games. But one thing that wasn’t added were in-game microtransactions. That could change soon, however, as Halo developers 343 Industries … Read more

Halo Infinite Fans Fight Over Gun Not Yet In The Game

Halo Infinite Fans Fight Over Gun Not Yet In The Game

I can’t wait to see how low my teammate Zack’s accuracy is with this thing.Image: 343 Industries In the year since it’s been publicly playable, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinite hasn’t received a single new weapon. But if recent leaks are to be believed, a new gun—the so-called bandit rifle, which looks a lot like … Read more

Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

Halo 2's Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of Halo 2 never made it into Halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demoshown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of Halo 2but nearly … Read more

343 May Add Microtransactions To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 May Add Microtransactions To Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Image: 343 Industries It’s one thing for free-to-play shooter Halo Infinite to have microtransactions. now Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a first-person shooter with a price tag, might see something similar. Perhaps. Developer 343 is still “exploring” a “potential” framework “for the future.” Introducing microtransactions might seem like an odd step for Halo: The Master … Read more

Halo Infinite Game Is Under Fire For Offensive Juneteenth Ape Pin

Halo Infinite Game Is Under Fire For Offensive Juneteenth Ape Pin

The video game developer for Halo Infinite is facing backlash for naming an item meant to honor Juneteenth after an ape. The nameplate color palette commemorating Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the US that marks the emancipation of enslaved people and represents the solidarity and resilience of Black Americans, was named Bonobo, which is a … Read more

Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic ‘Bonobo’

Halo Infinite Briefly Names Juneteenth-Themed Cosmetic 'Bonobo'

screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” HAS bonobosfor those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how abhorrent … Read more