Courtesy of a new blog post from developer 343 Industries, fans can take a look at some samples of The Art of Halo Infinite, that Dark horse plans to publish at the end of the year. 343 shared this preview just as the latest Halo Infinite multiplayer technical test began, which began yesterday, September 23, and will end on September 26. The study will organize another technical advance between September 30 and October 4.
The Art of Halo Infinite from Dark horse it is now available for reservation on the publisher’s website and in stores such as Amazon. Priced at $ 39.99, the hardcover book contains 200 pages of content packed with concept art and developer information. For $ 79.99, Halo fans can get hold of the Deluxe Edition through Dark Horse Direct. The art book has the same content as the standard version, albeit with a unique cover design, while a “chest plate case” inspired by the Master Chief’s Mjolnir Mark VI motorized assault armor serves as an additional piece. Additionally, the Deluxe Edition includes a UNSC portfolio adorned with landscape art displayed on “museum quality paper.”
An internal error was about to delay the technical advance of the multiplayer of Halo Infinite, currently in progress. According to a Halo Waypoint post from the game’s chief creative officer, Joseph Staten, the bug involved 343 accidentally adding a batch of concept art files to the Tech Preview build. As the images do not fall into the realm of spoilers, the team has decided to share them publicly, offering fans a glimpse of the magnificent art that appears in the book. The Art of Halo Infinite.
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The concept art alone shows the incredible attention to detail in the environments of Halo Infinite, which should be reflected in the final product. Interestingly, this is not the only project Dark horse Halo related that is underway. In March 2022, the publisher plans to release an updated version of the Halo Encyclopedia, a 500-page work lovingly directed by the 343 Industries franchise team of Jeff Easterling, Jeremy Patenaude and Kenneth Peters.
Halo Infinite is about to arrive after a long wait. Microsoft and 343 planned to launch the shooter alongside Xbox Series X | S in November 2020; However, the need for additional production time caused the Master Chief’s new adventure to be delayed for more than a year.