Microsoft has announced that Halo Infinite will support multiplayer cross-play and cross-progression across PC (on Microsoft Store and Steam), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Announced on Xbox Wire, the move is being pitched by Microsoft as a way of “building communities around games, not devices”, and will see customisation and game progress follow you across all platforms, as well as let you play with anyone on any available platform. As previously confirmed, multiplayer in Halo Infinite will be free-to-play.
Microsoft also revealed that the game will come with some popular PC features, including ultrawide and super ultrawide screen support, triple keybinds, advanced graphics options, and more.
It’s another move from Microsoft that shows its interest in getting Xbox games onto multiple devices, with Phil Spencer recently going so far as to say console tribalism is “one of the worst things about” the video game industry.
Developer 343 is clearly taking a cross-platform version of Halo Infinite seriously, with an engineer recently explaining how the game is being optimised for multiple platforms. After a major delay, Halo Infinite has been looking much better in recent shots, and is set for a Fall 2021 release.