Developer 343 Industries has just released an overview for its upcoming shooter title Halo Infinite, the main changes of the game from its predecessors in the storied franchise, and its exclusive partnership with AMD, both during and after the development of the game.
The studio, with its lofty goals of making Halo Infinite “a truly PC-first experience from day one”, listed down what players should expect in detail in a 10-minute video. It has been reiterated they they are not just “shipping a port” of the console game to PC, but rather building it from the ground-up, with added optimisation options for its players.
Next part of its announcement focused on its exclusive partnership with AMD while creating Halo Infinite. AMD exclusive features have been built both within and for the game itself such as its full support of FreeSync Premium Pro technology which “include highly accurate luminance and wide color gamut testing to enable an exceptional HDR visual gaming experience” apart from eliminating tear and smoothing framerates. AMD and its slow foray into implementing raytracing for the GPUs is also continuing with Halo Infinite. Those who will be looking to get the game should make sure to take note that adding raytracing to the game is a top priority for 343 industries come post launch.
Other additions in-game include “baseline expectations like ultrawide / super ultrawide support (including cinematics), FOV adjustment, framerate customization and advanced graphics settings, to niche enthusiast touches like weapon offset control, triple key-binds and PC LAN support, Halo Infinite was built from the ground-up for PC.”
Lastly, its marketing partnership with AMD will come in the form of a limited-edition graphics card. The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition is inspired by Master Chief’s iconic Mjolnir armor, with “several unmistakable features from the Master Chief himself. Including a reflective, iridium gold fan border, the iconic “117” Spartan callsign, as well as a Cortana-blue light to signify the AI slot on the back of the Master Chief’s helmet.” Also, starting October 26th, customers who purchase from select AMD Radeon and Ryzen boxed products will be getting a code for 1 Month of Xbox Game Pass.
Halo Infinite is the latest installment in the iconic first-person shooter franchise and is the first in the series to be released on the same date for both PC and console.. The game is set to launch on December 8th, 2021 for PC via Steam and on the Xbox Series X and S.