Halo Infinite May Contain More RPG Elements Than Previous Entries
343 Industries’ Halo Infinite has been in the news quite a bit lately. Just a few days ago, it was revealed that the upcoming game would feature 4-player splitscreen, a local option that was notably absent from halo 5. In a separate piece of news, it was also confirmed that exploration within the game would be rewarded, and natural landscapes will feature prominently, with water effects being varied. One thing that 343 Industries did not seemingly want to be revealed is that Halo Infinite may contain more RPG elements than found in previous entries.
The news comes by way of a recent job posting from the developer which that calls for a Senior Systems Designer. Posted on December 18th, the responsibilities listed are typical for someone in that position, though the listed qualifications is where things get interesting. They can be seen below:
- 7+ years working in a senior or higher design capacity on AAA titles.
- Familiarity with RPG and Shooter game mechanics.
- Ability to learn proprietary toolsets and proven record of scripting/implementing within them.
- A working knowledge of industry standard game engines, design toolsets, scripting languages and production pipelines.
- Experienced manager and mentor.
Again, all of this is pretty typical fair, save for the part about RPG game mechanics. Halo has always prided itself on being a fairly straightforward shooter, so the suggestion that there may be some RPG elements within Halo Infinite may mean that a significant shift in gameplay is coming. Unfortunately we don’t know what RPG elements this could entail, though as mentioned before it was revealed that exploration would be rewarded, which seems more like an RPG mechanic than a shooter mechanic. For now we’ll just have to sit tight, and hope that E3 2019 will bring with it some new details about the game.
Halo Infinite is currently in development for PC and Xbox One.
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