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Is Halo Infinite Cross-Platform?

Microsoft has been teasing Halo Infinite for quite a while now and the company released the first trailer for Halo Infinite yesterday. While the trailer was well received by the public, some fans weren’t impressed with the lackluster graphics. Either way, apart from the graphics, the new iteration seems to satisfy everyone’s nostalgia regarding the Halo franchise. The same colors, similar backgrounds, reminiscent art direction, and most of all, Master Chief. Halo Infinite promises everything fans have been waiting for but is it Cross-Platform? Can you switch devices during your campaign? Let’s take a look at it.

What is the Halo Infinite game?

Halo Infinite is the latest addition in the long-running franchise by Microsoft. It is supposed to be the next generation of Halo games and the only stand-alone version that will be available for the next 10 years.

Microsoft plans to introduce every new feature and storyline in the coming years as an upgrade to Halo Infinite rather than different stand-alone versions every 2 or 3 years. This is going to revolutionize the way people buy games and hopefully expand the Halo universe to new limits which justifies the title of ‘Infinite’.

Is Halo Infinite Cross-Platform?

Technically yes, the game has been announced for XBOX series X, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Halo Infinite will be having multiplayer support so we suspect the game to support Cross-Platform play between different devices as long as you are logged in with the same ID.

In terms of matchmaking, Microsoft’s servers will take into account your input type be it a keyboard and mouse or a gamepad, and match you with players using a similar input type.

This will keep a level playing field and most of all prevent PC users from having an undue advantage over Console users. While you will be able to play with other players on different platforms during multiplayer and co-op campaigns, the fact that if you will be able to pick up where you left on a different platform remains a mystery.

While general knowledge suggests that this is a given, Microsoft could decide to go in a different direction. Only the release of Halo Infinite will help us know more about Cross-Platform and Crossplay support.

Similar games with Cross-Platform support

Fortnite

Fortnite is a multiplayer battle royale game that brings you combat as well as creative abilities that will help you survive. You can collect weapons and resources and then use them to gain an advantage over players in the game. You can opt for a direct approach and use your weapons to get rid of your competition or simply construct a fortress where the other team/players can not get to you. The choice is completely up to you and Fortnite is Cross-Platform compatible with PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Gears of War: Gears 5

Gears of War is another long-running game franchise by Microsoft that released the latest iteration, Gears 5 back in 2019. The game has various modes including the likes of Campaign, Co-op, Versus, and more which give you hours of uninterrupted gameplay. Gears 5 is Cross-Platform compatible with Xbox One users and PC users via Steam. Cross-Platform supports a co-op campaign, versus, horde and escape mode. Gears 5 even supports ranked mode during Crossplay and console users do get the option to disable it in individual modes according to their preference.

ARK: Survival

ARK: Survival is a modern-day reimagining of the traditional FPS genre. It comes with amazing graphics and proprietary in-game features that focus on teamwork and strategy. It has support for Cross-Platform play but lacks support when compared to other titles on this list. ARK: Survival currently supports Cross-Platform play between Android and iOS on the mobile platforms and Xbox One and Windows when it comes to desktop-grade graphics.

We hope this guide helped you get familiar with all the info currently available about Halo Infinite’s Cross-Platform support. If you face any issues or have any queries, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.

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