Echoing reports from earlier in the day, Microsoft has officially confirmed that 343 Industries’ latest installment of Halo, Halo Infinite, will be released for Xbox consoles and Windows PCs on December 8, 2021. That’s not the only thing that Halo fans can look forward to in the coming months, however.
Halo Infinite’s release will be complemented by a variety of new hardware that fans can purchase to celebrate the latest entry of the storied shooter franchise, as well as its 20th anniversary. (The first Halo game, Halo: Combat Evolved, was released for the original Xbox on November 15, 2001.)
Headlining the new Halo-themed hardware collection is the Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition bundle. The bundle comprises a beautiful, custom-designed version of Microsoft’s flagship console that features dark metallic paneling accented by iridium gold and the same star pattern as seen from the surface of Installation 07. Otherwise known as Zeta Halo, this is the location where Halo Infinite takes place. (A downloadable copy of the game is included in the bundle.)
This limited-edition console should bring a smile to Halo fans with its top vent, which is accented in Cortana-themed blue, as well as custom Halo-themed sounds when the console powers on and off. Owners will find a controller included in the bundle that features a matching design on the front, an iridium gold 20-year mark on the back, and side and back grips for enhanced control.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition bundle will be available beginning on November 15, 2021 for $549.99.
Halo fans who already own an Xbox Series X can check out the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2 controller. This is a special version of Microsoft’s premium controller that features a custom design based on everyone’s favorite Spartan, the Master Chief. The controller is painted with a battle-worn, matte metallic green design and carries an iridium gold D-pad. It also comes with swappable components just like its standard counterpart, as well as a custom carrying case with the UNSC logo.
The Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2 controller will be available beginning on November 15, 2021 for $199.99.
Halo fans can complete their Halo Infinite hardware collection with Razer’s Halo Infinite Edition Razer Kaira Pro Xbox headset and Seagate’s Halo Infinite Special Edition Seagate Game Drive for Xbox. The latter will be available in 2 TB ($99.99) and 5 TB ($159.99) capacities this October.
Halo Infinite on Xbox Series X|S boasts up to 4K and 60 frames per second, and Multiplayer Arena supports up to 120 frames per second, advanced 3D Spatial Sound, and more. And, with new features like Quick Resume, Auto HDR, and framerate boosting, the entire catalog of Halo games gets better on next gen.