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A new trailer was just announced,

Suggested to watch at 4k/60 for those curious to see a little more in-game footage that wasn't shown at the Xbox Event.



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Haha, kudos to the mod team for nipping that in the bud. We don't need this place turning into N4G. 

The trailer didn't really show much that wasn't already in the stream. TBH I was kinda hoping for a new story trailer or something of that nature. We still don't really know what the game is about. At least the visuals look a bit nicer, for whatever reason. Maybe just the higher bitrate.



The game doesn't look next-generation sadly. It does look clean.

But the pop-in, flat lighting, the sprite-work that sticks out... Doesn't leave me with much faith.

In saying that, it also doesn't look bad, so as long as they nail the gameplay it might be okay, unfortunately though, first impressions last and the first impression is always going to be a visual one... Even this trailer doesn't really show the visuals in the best light.

But some of the new gameplay toys look fun.



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Pemalite said:
The game doesn't look next-generation sadly. It does look clean.

But the pop-in, flat lighting, the sprite-work that sticks out... Doesn't leave me with much faith.

In saying that, it also doesn't look bad, so as long as they nail the gameplay it might be okay, unfortunately though, first impressions last and the first impression is always going to be a visual one... Even this trailer doesn't really show the visuals in the best light.

But some of the new gameplay toys look fun.

I'm curious for your take on this: What can they possibly do with the time they have left, and would it be worth delaying 6 months or possibly even a year?



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No deley please :). For me it looks great and gameplay is phenomenal. Every game in past 9 months that i was looking for gets deleyed. First Doom Eternal, then Last of Us, then Cyberpunk. Pls let at least one game be released when it was supposed to.



Pemalite said:
The game doesn't look next-generation sadly. It does look clean.

But the pop-in, flat lighting, the sprite-work that sticks out... Doesn't leave me with much faith.

In saying that, it also doesn't look bad, so as long as they nail the gameplay it might be okay, unfortunately though, first impressions last and the first impression is always going to be a visual one... Even this trailer doesn't really show the visuals in the best light.

But some of the new gameplay toys look fun.

Its the complete lack of decals that's jarring. No mud on tyres on the Warthog. No steps on wet mud. No blood on floor. No bullet holes, no scorch marks left after explosions.

Shadows or lighting just looks flat. Hardly any hard shadows left by well anything even under flood lighting for the Elite inside the small base. Little to no SSAO on enemies. Guns missing lighting from muzzle flash. Explosions and grenades don't emit any light.

Even smaller minute details like grenade teleporting because MC never had it in his hand before thown and ship clipping through tree. Then then you have inconsistent resolution on textures and some enemy animations stuck in last gen. Foliage is completely static.... Everything just looks a little too clean and lack imperfections etc etc.

I mean its not even standard stuff, its quite shocking that they thought it was okay to show that build off (apparently was an old build of the game)

Saying that, the game does look quite fun to play. Which is the main thing and graphics can be updated. I would say they should delay it until its ready but that's just me.

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When will people learn that infinite is the last current gen game like breath of the wild was for Wii U, not a next gen game. But it's a system seller nonetheless for it's gameplay and I think it's the right move to release it like this. It will give serious momentum to Xbox series x



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Visually things are a bit better in this trailer than in the gameplay demo during the live stream. 343 has confirmed the gameplay demo is from an older build. I honestly can't fathom why they didn't record a new gameplay demo on the latest build. 343 is most likely scrambling right now to fix as many of the complaints as possible by launch. While I wouldn't call it next-gen looking, the beginning cutscene with Master Chief and the pilot looked fine enough for me. For the main gameplay the lighting, pop-ins and the facial animations, especially with the brutes, is what they should focus on. Halo Infinite will be using real time lighting as it has a day / night cycle.

Digital Foundry did a good breakdown:



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Eagle367 said:
When will people learn that infinite is the last current gen game like breath of the wild was for Wii U, not a next gen game. But it's a system seller nonetheless for it's gameplay and I think it's the right move to release it like this. It will give serious momentum to Xbox series x

Nintendo doesn't do standard generations anymore, or at least don't compete for generational standard graphics. That's why Breath of the Wild still looks uniquely beautiful. It's not focused on pushing raw graphics or visuals but it's own distinctive art style.

Halo Infinite however was first teased two years ago with a big 'Powered by the Slipspace Engine' tag. DF even did their video analysis on that trailer back then, and it's rather funny (not in a good way) how it's aged.

So even though we knew it'd be cross-gen, we still expected them to be pushing the boundary with their technology.