A Halo Infinite Battle Royale is allegedly under development and the Halo support studio Certain Affinity is again linked to the game mode that has reportedly been underway over the past two or more years. Windows Central’s Jez Corden in the latest episode of the Xbox Two podcast added speculation that the game is separate from the main game and is scheduled to release this year sometime in season three or four.
The rumor has not been officially confirmed by Microsoft, although it comes after Certain Affinity earlier this week confirmed that the studio is “deepening” its relationship with the main Halo studio 343 Industries. The study teased that it is now working on “developing” Halo Infinite further “in some new and exciting ways.”
A Battle Royale game is certainly one way to do that, but it’s not so surprising that Certain Affinity is affiliated when it was reported back in January that the studio was rumored to be working on a new game mode codenamed “tatanka.” Certain Affinity seeks to go down the “evolving” journey with a little more help – the studio is currently hiring for Halo-related roles in Austin, Toronto and externally.
If the rumor is true, it may be a while before Microsoft confirms the existence of Halo Battle Royale, plus we’re still waiting for the release of the campaign co-op and forge mode in the main game. Until then, Halo Infinite’s second season – Lone Wolves is set to begin on May 3 with new added cards that will be “very different” from the ones you know.