Nobody in here is saying Halo is doing great, so LIES!!
Some people however can appreciate that this Halo is not a single release with bug fixes a la releases from years of old, but has been designed from the outset to grow and expand in the years to come.
It definitely released light, and it’s initial expansion is slower than hoped, but it will get there, and folk will come back/shift over from MCC.
I’ll bet my wife on it (win/win for me).
First half of 2023 I reckon.It's unforgivable to think that my first ever Xbox experience on OG Xbox launch day was Co-op Halo, 21 years ago. Yet this game STILL doesn't have co-op. very, very disappointing. I hope it's in the next update, but something tells me that co-op will be quietly shit canned.
So last Spartan standing is essentially a small scale battle royale mode to be used with existing BTB maps.
I like the idea of getting kills let's you upgrade to a new weapon, depending on how it works it might screw you over though, no one wants to be stuck with a ravager.
It's certainly not the big update people are waiting for, so they will need to get there ass in gear to actually release something the brings in some new blood and more importantly retains them.
343 saying it has a 10 year plan would suggest otherwise…
it was never designed that way whatsoever. there's been some people coming out lately talking about how ridiculously mismanaged the whole project was and how slow development moved forward.
the devs just suck, the management sucks and this game will not be a finished Halo game for enother, at least, 2 years if not 3.
also, most games do not recover from such a huge loss in player numbers. the bad experience players had will tint their opinion of the game and their willingness to give it a second chance.
The senseless hyperbole around Halo is quite amusing.
By Q4 this year, it'll have Campaign co-op, and multiplayer Forge + multiple additional new maps and modes and a new BR mode.
I'm not sure how many other games launch with more content than that, including past Halo games.
If you are unfortunate enough like me to only have an Xb1x, you can't even play Halo CE and Halo 2a campaigns via the MCC, because 343 broke the performance so badly when they released halo reach. Arguably the two most important games for the Xbox brand! That happened a year and a half ago now and this pos company just could care less about fixing it. That's 343 .First half of 2023 I reckon.
But yeah it's crazy it's not available when you consider how little multiplayer content has been available at launch.
every past Halo game had more content than that.
Halo 5 launched with about 3x the playlists, had a robust custom game editor, Forge launched 2 months later, it had more maps than infinite even after Season 3, it had more modes than it than Infinite will have by the end of this year, it had more armor customization than Infinite, it had Coop at launch, it had a better net code...
apologists like you are the reason we get games in the shitty and broken states we do, because you eat it up like it's some achievement to launch a new game in a series with less than half the content of any of its predecessors.
let's look at what Reach launched with, shall we?
-2p Splitscreen, 4p Online/LAN Coop
-WORKING theater mode
-WORKING custom games with more options than Infinite currently has
-here's all the armor customization that launched with the game (for free of course)
-You could chose your own colors instead of being limited to pre-made and store bought ones
-You could make your own player icon by mixing premade shapes and changing colors, instead of pre-made ones with preselected color schemes and of course... bought from the store
-a fully functional file sharing system to download player made maps, modes, videos, images etc.
-about 2x as many playlists, including completely new modes for the series like Invasion
Infinite doesn't even have HALF the features/content of Reach... and the ones it does have are in some cases severely broken or severely limited. the Custom mode creator is less capable than the one in Halo 2 for example. that is a fucking joke
Im starting to doubt that coop is happening anytime soon...Later in the season.
Multiplayer needs more love than the campaign anyway.
Unfortunately, 343 wishes Halo Infinite was like the above games. All the above games either had modest beginnings and slowly gained popularity over time or had a big time launch window player base and then leveled out with a large played base still intact after launch. Halo is none of the above. If Halo was like Destiny or Destiny 2 for example, there would still be like 60k people playing it at peak times on just the Steam charts alone.All big mp launched with less content but now they all are top most played games out there.
Fortnite- Half assed launch, took epic more than year to make it good.
Apex same as above.
Rainbow six siege- Horrible launch but bounced back.
FF14 online - same.
Destiny 1 and 2 - same as above.
So Halo is now same.
Unfortunately, 343 wishes Halo Infinite was like the above games. All the above games either had modest beginnings and slowly gained popularity over time or had a big time launch window player base and then leveled out with a large played base still intact after launch. Halo is none of the above. If Halo was like Destiny or Destiny 2 for example, there would still be like 60k people playing it at peak times on just the Steam charts alone.
people forget this is how many free to play start
I remember Apex season 0-2 be a drag, then they figured it out by seaon 3 and on
the core gameplay is good and fun, and in due time, its going to be a great experience hopefully. If they add a BR, its a done deal
This is my first post in a Halo thread.But do we need the same angry comments from the same people in every Halo thread?
No is the answer.
I'm not sure what's worse; Defending shitty practices of devs and making launches like Halo, Battlefield and Cyberpunk OK, or calling Halo a free to play game. Once the best FPS on consoles (fight me), reduced to being defended by shills for shitty industry practices because it's 'free to play'. Goddamn, what an insult.
Halo having to be free to play at all says everything. It used to sell units and move consoles at full price, now it's free to play.This thread is about the Halo Infinite multiplayer. Halo Infinite multiplayer is free to play.
Surely this can’t be so hard for you to grasp?
Fuck me.Christ you console warriors are insufferable.
Its the world we live in, and yeah, its a free to play game lol thats the reality of the situationI'm not sure what's worse; Defending shitty practices of devs and making launches like Halo, Battlefield and Cyberpunk OK, or calling Halo a free to play game. Once the best FPS on consoles (fight me), reduced to being defended by shills for shitty industry practices because it's 'free to play'. Goddamn, what an insult.
This is my first post in a Halo thread.
H1Z1 had a worse netcode and people played it... well... until the better BRs came to PS4, then it died lol
Halo started out high and trending down fast, still looking for the floor. Those two new maps better be Valhalla and Zanzibar level of greatness. The last time 343 made some solid maps was Halo 4.
Rainbow Six Siege, for example.
Started low and flat for a while, then really took off with added content
If 343i and Certain Affinity execute well with the post launch content, Infinite could definitely see a sustained spike.
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