343 Industries Hints at Future Plans After Halo Infinite Hits 30 Million Players Milestone
Halo Infinite got off to a pretty rocky start when it launched in 2021, and it’s looking to bounce back. Now, according to a former product/information manager at 343 Industries LinkedIn pageThe Xbox and Windows exclusive title has surpassed 30 million unique players, up from 20 million reported in January 2022.
The employee, who worked on the game’s analytical preparation before launch and post-launch responsiveness, also mentioned that a new unannounced internal project is being developed at the studio.
“Has the KPI roadmap for an unannounced internal project, leading to delivery of a critical flight readiness message in collaboration with multiple producers, designers and engineers,” the update said.
Halo Infinite was praised for its multiplayer gameplay, but it was also criticized for its lack of content and technical issues.
In August, 343 Industries posted a job offer this further fueled speculation about an upcoming Halo project. They were looking for a new Senior Director of Software Engineering, for “the next generation of games and experiences in the studio’s award-winning Halo universe.”
However, the upcoming journey could face obstacles, particularly following the departure of Josep Statenthe creative head of Halo Infinite, who left Microsoft shortly after the studio faced workforce reductions amid global job cuts in Redmond.