Halo Infinite has "something big and new" on the way, dev teases

Sean Carey - September 26th 2022

Halo support studio Certain Affinity has teased an unannounced project for Halo Infinite that has been in development for two years and has close to 100 staff working on it.

Earlier this year, developer Certain Affinity announced it had been "entrusted with further evolving Halo Infinite." Now, the studio's founder and CEO, Max Hoberman, has given an update on what's being worked on for the first-person shooter.

Certain Affinity is working on "something big and new" for Halo Infinite


Speaking with VentureBeat, Hoberman teased that this unannounced Halo Infinite project is the largest at the studio and that it's "something big" for the franchise.

"The biggest thing we’re doing that’s public right now, for more than two years now we’ve been working on Halo Infinite doing something that they’re very prescriptive about what we can say," Hoberman said. "But we’re doing something unannounced, and we’re doing lead development on that unannounced thing, from conception and design. It’s something big and new for the franchise. But I can’t say any more about it. That’s our single largest project of our three projects currently. We have close to 100 developers working on that."

In January, it was reported that Certain Affinity was working on a new multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite, codenamed 'Tatanka', that could be a battle royale mode. It's also rumoured that Certain Affinity is working on a Monster Hunter-style game that will be exclusive to Xbox.

Last month, 343 Industries announced it had cancelled split-screen co-op in Halo Infinite and delayed the release of campaign co-op. A couple of weeks later, 343 studio head Bonnie Ross announced her departure from the developer and Microsoft.

What do you think Certain Affinity is working on for Halo Infinite? Would you be interested in a battle royale mode for the first-person shooter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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