Halo Infinite will be a spiritual reboot of the franchise. This, according to 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross speaking to IGN. The developers took a hard look at Halo 4 and 5, and stepped back to reassess where they were going. Ross acknowledged that Halo 4’s multiplayer drifted from the core of the series, and Halo 5’s story campaign overwhelmed the improvements they had made to the multiplayer.
“Maybe it took us two games to get there. We’ve done good things and bad things, but what does Halo mean to us? It’s about hope and wonder and heroism and humanity and community and bringing a community together.”
Bonnie Ross also took a few minutes to address the elephant in the room. Will Halo Infinite have a Battle Royale mode? While Ross wouldn’t confirm it, she said Apex Legends was probably closer to what a “Halo BR” might look like as opposed to the way Fortnite plays.