If only we could give open, sincere, candid, and yes, constructive feedback. Not only about Halo Infinite and 343i, but also about Halo Waypoint. The current state of Halo Infinite, the Halo franchise and all the parts in between, have significant bearing on the greater Xbox/Microsoft environment. Just ask the people who are now second guessing their purchase of the Halo Infinite limited edition Xbox. Or those who have lost interest the Paramount+ Halo TV series. The low and cratering player base will have consequences.
The March Halo Infinite Update was marginal at best, completely inadequate at worst. 343i needs to do somethings now! Not sometime later. It’s been 6 years… To hear that co-op in this new Halo open world is going to be delayed yet again (something that Destiny has had since 2014) only continues to erode confidence in 343i and their abilities to support this so-called Halo Infinite live service.
Supplemental: Given recent events I’m reevaluating my relationship with Bungie.
I believe the current toxicity whether in this forum or in the greater Halo community is just a symptom of the continuing frustration and disappointment in Halo.
Unfortunately, we continue to see that they do not want real and open “feedback”. Even if it’s to give some hope to Halo fans. As I have warned before this will only serve to hurt Halo Infinite and 343i in the long run…
Halo doesn’t really have a lot of new fans. They are mostly Millennials/X’rs with fond memorys of the franchise. It was clear on launch people really do love HALO in it’s entirety.
Once the relationship with these groups of people is ruined it’s over for the franchise. 343i short term greed and ineptitude on basic game design on monetization is putting a sour taste in our mouth.
I can’t speak for anyone but myself on this but HALO’s legacy since 4 is just one of consistent failure. While i think Infinite is 343i’s last and only chance to appeal to the base.
It’s starts with not putting the problems onto the consumer.
Game Delayed a year - Sorry Covid
BTB Broken ~ Sorry we are on Holiday
You want an update? Sorry priority 0.
You want your servers to work? Sorry war in Ukraine.
We want your feedback! (Never responds openly to feedback)
ALSO 343i employees telling lucid to take his post down about the state of the game rather then just fixing the actual game is priceless.
This is very spot on. Anyone who’s ever taken any formal leadership training would know that shifting the blame is an example of poor leadership. Strong leadership owns up to their mistakes and accepts accountability.
Halo is mostly comprised of people who have been with the franchise since Day One, however because Infinite is F2P it of course attracts new people and there’s nothing wrong with that, but I’ve not seen as big of a divide in the history of Halo’s life as I’ve seen with Infinite.
Vets of the franchise hate the F2P element of Infinite and all of the crap that it brings, however there ARE people who like it, which is where the divide takes place. You’ll constantly see people telling people to stop complaining because it’s a free game, and clearly these are the F2P players who likely never would have played the game if it wasn’t F2P.
We live in weird times in the Gaming industry and Idk what the solution is.