- Halo: Infinite players are calling for the return of a poncho customization option from Halo 5: Guardians, as it was never featured in the full game.
- The addition of the poncho would be a cool way for 343 Industries to continue winning back player trust after discrepancies between Halo 5’s marketing and the actual game.
- While a new game in the Halo franchise may not be on the immediate horizon, more content for Halo Infinite is expected, and Season 2 of the Halo TV series is set to debut this year.
Halo Infinite players are calling for one Halo 5: Guardians to make a return in the most recent iteration of the series as a multiplayer customization option. Armor customization in Halo Infinite has been constantly evolving since the game’s launch in 2021, and this item would make a great addition to the armory.
In Halo Infinite, the amount of possible armor permutations is a series high. However, this comes at a cost, with the response to the monetization of the armor system not entirely positive. Just recently, Halo Infinite shop prices were increased, to fan frustration. Despite these small complaints, the game itself, in recent seasons, has become much better in the eyes of the community. The release of Firefight last month was a massive hit, and offers hope that future seasons will continue bringing positive developments for Halo Infinite.
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The post on Reddit made by user CyrilHul features a clip from the Halo 5: Guardians reveal, in which Master Chief wears a poncho. Importantly, the poncho was never actually featured in the full game, making its purpose one of the big questions Halo games have yet to answer. However, CyrilHul makes the call for it to return in Halo Infinite as a customization option, and others in the thread fully agreed. One user claimed the poncho “could have great potential for drip,” while another pointed out the potential problems it could bring, stating, “Cloth physics will explode every xbox.”
Although the poncho was just a tiny part of Halo 5: Guardians‘ pre-release campaign, its disappearance from the full game was indicative of the problem with the marketing as a whole. Many in the community felt that the Halo 5: Guardians they received was very different from the game they were sold in the marketing campaign, which led to plenty of disappointment. In the years since, 343 Industries has worked hard to win back player trust, and finally bringing the poncho into Halo Infinite would be a cool way to continue that trend.
While Halo Infinite is still receiving frequent updates, it remains to be seen what comes next for the series. When looking at what to expect from the Halo franchise in 2024, a new game doesn’t seem to be on the immediate horizon, although anything is possible. If nothing else, more content for Halo Infinite may have to suffice for the foreseeable future, at least on the gaming front, with Season 2 of the Halo TV series also set for a debut this year.
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Halo Infinite is the latest entry in the long-running Halo series. A first for the franchise, this game is open-world, features a grapple system, and more.
- December 8, 2021
- Xbox Game Studios
- First-Person Shooter