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Rumoured Concept Art For Halo: Infinite Surfaces

Halo Infinite seems to have just had a bit of art leak and the scenery looks quite beautiful to say the least.

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A new piece of Halo concept art—rumoured to be for the upcoming Halo: Infinite and embedded below—has been revealed, showing off an idyllic natural setting.

Originally posted by streamer Greenskull on Twitter, the piece of art purports to be from the Halo Community Studio Visit 2018. While the date does not guarantee the image has been prepared for the yet-to-be-released title, the signatures embedded at the bottom hint at it as a likelihood. Sparth is 343 Industries’s art director, while Bacon is most likely Darren Bacon—who is lead concept artist at the studio. The other two signatures are more difficult to place, though DC may be Davison Carvalho, who is UI art lead and joined the studio in April 2017, long after the launch of Halo 5: Guardians.

The image itself shows off the iconic Warthog and Pelican vehicles and what appears to be a sparsely decorated military outpost. The artwork does hint at rather significant scale, which may lend credence to rumours that Halo: Infinite will feature open-world elements.

Few concrete details on the project are yet to be revealed, though it is being built in an entirely new development engine. Early reports have suggested that the game will release in two parts: a single-player campaign launching at some point next year and a multiplayer suite to follow in 2020, but those reports are unsubstantiated at present.

Halo: Infinite was officially unveiled at E3 2018, and that reveal trailer is available here.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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