Get Halo Infinite with Xbox Game Pass

Get Halo Infinite with Xbox Game Pass

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  • For comparison’s sake, Microsoft is selling the recently-released Forza Horizon 5 for £54.99 also. It is also available through Game Pass. Microsoft announced this week that Forza Horizon 5 had more than 10 million players at launch, making it the biggest launch week in Xbox and Game Pass history.

  • Essentially, the entire Halo Infinite package costs £55 – £15 cheaper than the £70 next-gen standard set by Sony and some other third-party publishers

It seems Microsoft has settled on a £55 price for its big new games, which comes in significantly lower than Sony’s valuation for its PS5 games. Gran Turismo 7 is down for £70, as is Horizon Forbidden West. Ghost of Tsushima launched at £69.99.

Interestingly, the Halo Infinite campaign is a fiver cheaper on Steam, where it costs £49.99.

Of course, if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass you get access to the Halo Infinite campaign as soon as it launches on 8th December. But if you want to buy it outright, you’ll need to drop some cash.

Microsoft’s release of Halo Infinite is unlike that of any previous Halo game. The already-released multiplayer is free-to-play supported by a battle pass and cosmetics purchases. The campaign launches on 8th December as part of Halo Infinite’s official street date.

For the campaign, developer 343 applied traditional Halo combat to an open-world design, with a new ring littered with objectives and other points of interest. 343 took inspiration from classic Halo: Combat Evolved levels Silent Cartographer and Truth and Reconciliation, spreading out the design seen in those missions across an entire Halo ring.

In an interview with Eurogamer this week, Joseph Staten, Head of Creative at 343 Industries, said 343 developed Halo Infinite’s campaign to be one players will actually complete after user data showed most people don’t finish Halo campaigns.

In discussing the open-world-ness of Halo Infinite’s campaign, Staten said: “Well, I think the first thing that we did was not actually try to make an open world game – the way that I think you traditionally understand open world games. I love playing open-world games – I’m playing through Far Cry 6 right now. I’ve loved the last Assassin’s Creed game and a variety of other open-world games, too.

In discussing the open-world-ness of Halo Infinite’s campaign, Staten said: “Well, I think the first thing that we did was not actually try to make an open world game – the way that I think you traditionally understand open world games. I love playing open-world games – I’m playing through Far Cry 6 right now. I’ve loved the last Assassin’s Creed game and a variety of other open-world games, too.

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