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Yesterday’s Halo Infinite Gameplay Was From an Earlier Build of the Game, Greenberg Confirms; It’s Just Going to Get Better and Better

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Jun 29, 2019
Against the assault of laughter
This can be put into the alanah pearce thread. Same topic.

The Halo Infinite Xbox Series X gameplay that Microsoft showed off during yesterday’s showcase, apparently was from an earlier build of the game.

After years of waiting, Microsoft finally debuted gameplay of the upcoming new Halo title running on its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X. Many fans, however, expressed criticism over the game’s visuals, more specifically suggesting that the game doesn’t look ‘next-gen’.

Presenter and former IGN host, Alanah Pearce, addressed this issue in a newly released video following an interview with Microsoft’s Xbox marketing manager, Aaron Greenberg, both of which videos we’ve included below:

In the interview with Greenberg, Pearce asked about Infinite’s graphics, after which Greenberg replied that, on top of being in a global pandemic and months away from a release, the gameplay that was shown is from an earlier build of the game.

“Yea, I mean listen, Greenberg replied. “We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. It’s July, we’re far from Holiday, you’re seeing a work-in-progress game. That said, you’ve probably watched the stream in 1080p, maybe. So we’ve put up a 4K 60[fps] on-demand stream. Go look at the game in 4K and 60FPS.”

The marketing manager added, “it’s very hard to show the full power and graphic fidelity of what Xbox Series X will be able to deliver for you over a stream. So go back and look at it in 4K and 60FPS. The only thing I’ll just say is, it’s a work-in-progress. So, what’re seeing today, and I can tell you because we see check-in builds every week, and they [343 Industries] made progress week after week. Between now and Holiday, it’s just going to get better and better.

What do you guys think of this ?

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Dec 13, 2019
Where exactly does it say it's an earlier build? He just says it's a work-in-progress (which ofc it is), but seems like the build is obviously up-to-date to July.

This seems like damage control with no basis.
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Aug 26, 2019
That's the same with any trailer. (I think Halo looks fine btw, especially at 60 fps)

Dee Dah Dave

Nov 24, 2013
England, UK
They have had 5 years.
They will have known roughly the Series X specs 3 years ago and can just emulate that with PC hardware

They have had 90% of the dev time already, COVID or not. But the game looks bad to the point where something has clearly gone wrong. The Series X has good hardware and is far more capable than this. I would even say it looks a little weak if it was the X1X version they showed. But Series X / PC?.....nah they are taking the piss if this is all they have to show for their supposed premiere IP. People need firing, that’s how bad it is.


Mar 30, 2018
Really? How much better?

I don't think they can change much, other than optimizing it for launch. Making big changes so late, it's risking to deliver a game filled with bugs.


Feb 28, 2020
"our console is so powerful that 4k 60fps streams can't convey the graphical fidelity for this game"

That's how it reads to me, and I just loled.
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