Halo Infinite NEWS: Did 343 Just Reveal That Sprint Is Coming Back?

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Halo Infinite is scheduled to hit homes in the Holiday of 2020 as a launch title for the Xbox Series X.

Although there isn't a huge amount of information about Halo Infinite at the moment, we may have been given our first bit of information about the gameplay.


343 Industries recently released a video, with a few bits of Halo Infinite tidbits thrown in, about who they are - Halo fans couldn't resist the opportunity to dissect what was in the video.

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Has Sprint Returned To Halo Infinite?

One Halo fan Bound999 took attention to one particular moment, where Halo pro player Richie "Heinz" Heinz appears to be playtesting the game.

He points out the correlation between his thumb action on the controller and what occurs on the screen.

It not only seems to confirm that sprint has returned, but requires a new button action to execute it.

There's been a mixed reception to it, with some old school Halo players condemning it for taking away from classic Halo and others requesting their community to move with the times in order to grow.


When Will Halo Infinite Release?

Halo Infinite is planned to release in the holiday of 2020 on Xbox One, PC and the newly announced Xbox Series X.

Just like the original Halo: Combat Evolved, Infinite will launch with the new console, although will also launch on PC.

Instead, it'll likely feature updated graphics, features and perhaps some exclusive content to incentivise hardcore players to cough up for a Series X.

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, recently commented on how he wants to bring Halo Infinite to PS4 to create "a connected ecosystem" for players.

However, we think that's unlikely - as Halo is, and remains, one of the most valuable IPs in Xbox's portfolio.



The Halo Infinite Beta

Although we don't know an official date for the Halo Infinite Beta, we have been assured there will be plenty of chances to play it before the full launch.

That means E3 2020 could well be when we see proper gameplay revealed, which would make sense as the Xbox Series X will be taking centre stage.

343 Industries will be hosting a pre-launch "Flighting Program" for Halo Infinite - very similar to their current Halo: Master Chief Collection test made up of numerous "opt-in flights".

These opt-in flights will "start small and slowly expand out until release" according to a Halo Waypoint post.


The Halo Infinite multiplayer 

The Halo Infinite multiplayer is already confirmed to be in full swing in terms of development as it already supports LAN and split-screen features in the gameplay.


Currently, Halo Infinite features a deep armour customisation system, similar to Halo: Reach and will reward players that reached SR 152 in Halo 5 in the new game.

Black undersuits will also make a return. Let's hope after the misstep that was Halo 5: Guardians, the next Halo is infinitely better.