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Halo Infinite launches holiday 2020, here's our first real look

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We finally got a lengthy trailer for Halo Infinite, but it's not quite what we expected. Rather than starting with Master Chief, it starts with a UNSC soldier seemingly derelict in space in a Pelican. And the Chief does eventually show up, but, well, we won't spoil how. Check it out in the trailer above.

At last year's E3 press conference Microsoft showed off what was essentially a tech demo for the next Halo's new engine, but this year we got a quick look at what might be the first few minutes of Halo Infinite. Or it could be from a scene halfway through the game. Either way, Chief's lookin' good.

Sadly there's no gameplay in today's reveal, called "Discover Hope," but there's still plenty to scrutinize, including some loaded Cortana voiceover and a fractured Halo ring.

And not there was really any doubt, but it's 100% confirmed for PC.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).