Xbox fans will be able to play the Halo Infinite campaign this week, and it appears that the game will live up to the expectations. The Spartan Squad in Paramount+'s TV series adaptation of the hit video game franchise gets its first showcase in a new Halo teaser trailer.
Halo was originally slated for a 10-episode first season on Showtime, with Kyle Killen as showrunner. However, the project was later shifted to Paramount+, with Killen and co-showrunner Steven Kane stepping down by the conclusion of production.
Peace to the Galaxy
The story is based on the Xbox sci-fi series and takes place in the far future of the 26th century; and it revolves around a war between the United Nations Space Command and the Covenant, an alien race. Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, the series' central character, will fight to save humanity and bring peace to the galaxy.
Along with Natascha McElhone, Charlie Murphy, Jen Taylor, Shabana Azmi, Bokeem Woodbine, Kate Kennedy, Natasha Culzac, Yerin Ha, and Bentley Kalu, Pablo Schreiber will star as Master Chief in Halo.
The series has been stuck in development hell for years, with Steven Spielberg attached to produce a 2015 series, then a 2019 release after Rupert Wyatt signed on to produce alongside Spielberg, and now a 2022 release with Otto Bathurst joining the producer roster.
Game Awards Teases Halo Trailer
A new Halo teaser trailer has surfaced from Paramount+, just a few weeks after the first trailer for the series was released. The trailer will debut during this week's Game Awards, and the video provides the first glimpse at the Spartan Squad in the event. Here's a look at the fascinating teaser trailer:
However, Halo will not be the only live-action project included at The Game Awards! A new preview for The Matrix Resurrections, as well as a reveal for The Matrix Awakens on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S have also been confirmed.
Finally, Sega and host Geoff Keighley have hinted that something Sonic-related will be shown at the show, which may be a trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Although there are still a few days until the broadcast, it appears that The Game Awards is packing this year!