So, you watched the Halo Infinite gameplay trailer and immediate got upset because that didn’t look next-gen, right? Well, you’re not the only one. A lot of fans were up in arms about the overall graphic display, but nobody stopped to think that the game might just be a work in progress, let alone the fact that it wasn’t even streaming in 4k60. And, that was the case, and now Xbox Marketing Boss, Aaron Greenberg, as set out to clear the air a bit in an interview with Inside Gaming, basically admitting that what we saw isn’t fully representative of what the game will look like when it launches with the Xbox Series X.
“We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. It’s July, we’re far from holiday [season]. You’re seeing a work in progress game. You probably watched the stream in 1080p, maybe, so we have put up a 4K60 on-demand stream. So people, I’d say, go back to look at the game in 4K60. We did that deliberately. It’s very hard to show the full power and graphic fidelity of what Xbox Series X will be able to deliver for you over a stream.”
Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Trailer
At this point, we’re still 5 months or so away from launch for both the Series X and Halo Infinite, so this shouldn’t be that surprising. According to Greenberg, developers from 343 Industries are delivering weekly build updates as they work closer to completion. “Trust us, when you play this holiday, it’s going to be a visual showcase for the Xbox Series X.”
With that in mind, there’s a good chance that we’ll get a better look in the coming months, but unless you’re rocking an amazing internet connection with a 4K display, you’re still not going to see the game at full potential and, even then, you’re watching a stream and not the real thing direct from a Series X to your TV or monitor. Either way, holiday season isn’t that far off, so we’ll know for sure soon enough.