Halo Infinite has become Xbox’s most played game since it launched early last month
Halo Infinite has seen tremendous resurgence as Xbox’s most-played title.
As an avid Halo fan, I was heartbroken to witness so many people discontented with Halo Infinite at launch; its condition left something to be desired at least.
Campaign was pretty solid, albeit slightly overpriced as multiplayer is free-to-play; however, online parts were disappointing and lacklustre; fan favorites had long since left it, leaving behind technical complications as well as microtransactions for weapon skins and armour for your character that simply weren’t there anymore.
After its player base quickly declined and left for other titles, 343 Industries employed post-launch updates in an attempt to revive it; these efforts ultimately succeeded as many players are saying this is now one of its finest states ever seen in any game they own.
Statistics prove it, too – Halo Infinite recently passed Destiny 2 as the most-played Xbox game in America, showing its appeal is on an upswing once again.
343 Industries deserves much of the credit for continuously adding great content with each season of Halo 5: Guardians, such as Infection Game Mode and new weapons/gadgets along with numerous bug and stability fixes. Remaking Halo 3 multiplayer maps as well as including Master Chief’s armour from Halo: Combat Evolved has also brought plenty of nostalgia; although recent criticism suggests wearing it costs almost an entire game to wear it is inevitable.
Strangely enough, Destiny 2 should also receive some credit: recently hitting its lowest player count ever due to Bungie laying off so many employees has left players feeling badly about themselves and forcing many of them into taking a longer-than-planned hiatus from Destiny. Although most blame has been directed toward Sony for these layoffs, many players remain frustrated and may take an extended hiatus from playing as a result of Bungie’s actions – leaving many wondering whether Sony or Bungie is to blame in reality.
However, Halo Infinite should remain the star attraction, given all of the hard work done on it to revive and perfect its gameplay experience. It deserves recognition and appreciation of what an exceptional Halo game it truly is.