343 Industries the studio behind post Bungie Halo games have put out an advert for job positions at their company. Asking for applicants to join the team and ‘help us build the future of Halo’.
With Halo Infinite already delayed from last year, we’re hoping that these careers are indeed to work on ‘the future’ of halo and not filling in missing pieces for Infinite.
While the last few months of a games production would be intensive, this game has been in the works for 6 years and has had additional development bought in to help after the reaction to it’s preview in 2020.
Halo Infinite breaks away from the numbering convention of previous games in Master Chiefs story, while still being centred around the Spartan himself. This is likely due to 343’s ambitions with this game staying relevant for 10 years. So, this ‘future of Halo’ is very much for this game, but hopefully we will be seeing campaign additions throughout its life cycle.
Halo multiplayer used to be the gold standard in FPS for console gaming. However, in the years since Halo 5 Guardians the market has changed and is dominated by free to play battle royal shooters.
While I’m personally excited to jump back into some blue v red team slayer, for a shooter to be popular among the younger generation a battle royal is almost a requirement, and it’s yet to be seen if Halo Infinite will include one.
Yet with Halo’s multiplayer being released as a free to play game. There is a good chance they will find mass audience, and hopefully bring more young gamers into the deeper lore and back catalogue of Halo. With the Master Chief Collection being available on Xbox’s subscription service Game Pass, the opportunity will be there for any newcomer who wishes to dip their toes into the galactic war with the covenant.
To see the list of jobs available at 343 check out the link here.
To get yourself a Game Pass subscription ready for when the USSC Infinite launches later this year, take a look here.