Rumors of Certain Affinity working on a Halo Infinite battle royale continue to roll, separate from the main game
A Halo Infinite battle royale is reportedly under development and Halo’s support studio Certain Affinity is once again tied to the game mode that has allegedly been in the works for the past two or more years. Windows Central’s Jez Corden in the most recent episode of the Xbox Two podcast added to the speculation that the game is separate from the main game and is expected to be released this year during its third or fourth season.
The rumor has not been officially confirmed by Microsoft, although it comes in the wake of Certain Affinity, confirming earlier this week that the studio is “deepening” its relationship with the main studio of Halo 343 Industries. The studio anticipated that it is now working to further “evolve” Halo Infinite “in new and exciting ways.”
A battle royale game is definitely one way to do this, but unsurprisingly Certain Affinity is attached as in January it was reported that the studio was rumored to be working on a new game mode called “tatanka”. Certain Affinity is looking to embark on that “evolving” journey with a little extra help: The studio is currently taking on Halo-related roles in Austin, Toronto and remotely.
If the rumor is true, it may take a while for Microsoft to confirm the existence of the Halo battle royale, plus we’re still awaiting the release of the campaign co-op mode and forge in the main game. Until then, Halo Infinite’s second season, Lone Wolves, kicks off on May 3 with the arrival of new maps that will be “very different” from the ones you know.