Although Halo was once the talk of the town among FPS fans, Halo’s popularity has faltered over the years among even the most dedicated fans. From the start it helped push the FPS genre on home consoles and has often been considered one of the gold standards for a console FPS. We’ve seen numerous sequels, prequels, and spin-offs; while some were successful, others were not. Even its most recent release, Halo Infinite, drew a lot of criticism for its handling of multiplayer and its lack of split-screen, forge, and online co-op game modes, some of which are still unavailable nine months after launch .
It’s no surprise that Halo Infinite didn’t set the world on fire due to those missing features that many expected at launch. Hopefully, by adding the content that fans have been asking for, they can one day fulfill what many are hoping for in a return to form for the franchise. Forge mode is slated for November, along with some new maps, weapons, and multiplayer updates. Still, the postponement of Season 3 to 2023 and the departure of developers show that further development is still finding its way.
With Halo 3 recently celebrating its 15th anniversary, this is a good time to talk about the future of the franchise. It still shows promise, but many are understandably concerned about its future, which brings us to today’s topic – how do you feel about Halo’s future?
Do you play Halo Infinite regularly or did this ship sail for you? Besides the current plans for Halo Infinite, what’s missing to push it to the top? Do you think Halo Infinite will eventually get where it belongs, or have you decided to wait for the next game in the franchise? Where do you want Halo to go in the future? Instead of being a cautionary tale, what can Halo Infinite do to be one of those games we look back on fondly? Let us know in the comments.
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