Japanese Xbox site calls Halo Infinite a "battle royale shooter" - Dexerto

Japanese Xbox site calls Halo Infinite a “battle royale shooter”

Published: 1/Aug/2020 19:31

by Brent Koepp


A listing on Microsoft’s official Japanese site has kicked off a wave of speculation that Halo Infinite will be getting a battle royale mode. The popular FPS is set to make its debut this Holiday on the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft gave players their first proper look at Halo Infinite on July 23 during their Series X event. The gameplay trailer revealed the title to be open world, as well as showing off new mechanics like a grappling hook.

However, despite developer 343 Studios denying rumors of a Fortnite-style mode in 2019, a new listing on the official Japanese Xbox website has kicked the rumor mill into overdrive after describing the FPS as a “battle royale shooter.”

Halo Infinite to have battle royale mode?

On August 1, users on Twitter and Reddit discovered that the official Japanese page for Halo Infinite has the game listed as “Battle Royale Shooting” under its genre.

While the developer has said in the past that they are not working in on a BR mode for the title, the Microsoft listing kicked off a wave of speculation from the game’s fanbase.

Dexerto searched other countries’ listings for the FPS, and all of them have the genre simply as “Shooter.” So it could simply be an error, especially given its rough translation.

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A rough translation of Microsoft’s Japanese site lists Halo Infinite as a “battle royale.”

The rumor comes off the heels of Microsoft’s announcement on July 31 that Infinite’s multiplayer is going to be “free-to-play” at launch. Popular esports commentator Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez pointed out that the F2P model has long been associated with battle royales.

While the listing is intriguing, it’s not uncommon for sites to make errors or list the wrong information. It should also be stated that the page was roughly translated, and could be being taken out of context.

At the time of writing, Microsoft has yet to respond. However in April 2019, 343 Studios stated that a BR mode was not being worked on, and that players could “probably create one” using the game’s Forge creator tool.

Cyberpunk 2077

Will Cyberpunk 2077 have multiplayer or an online mode?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 13:30

by Alex Garton


CD Projekt Red have previously confirmed a Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer mode is on the cards, leaving many fans wondering how long it will take before it’s released.

Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most anticipated game of 2020 and fans are desperate to explore the bustling streets of Night City. It’s fair to say fans have had to be patient with the title; CD Projekt RED opted to delay the game multiple times to ensure it was a complete product at release.

Although this was disappointing, it’s certainly better than receiving the game in an unfinished state. Most can agree on that. Now, we finally have our release date set in stone for December 10 and it’s approaching fast.

A frequently asked question is if the title will include a multiplayer mode – and is so, when can we expect it? There’s no doubt Cyberpunk’s world would make for an incredible and unique multiplayer experience, and here’s everything we know so far.

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CD Projekt RED confirmed Cyberpunk multiplayer was in development back in 2019.

Will Cyberpunk 2077 have a multiplayer mode?

On December 11, Cyberpunk 2077 will release as a strictly single-player experience. This means there will be no multiplayer elements to the title and unfortunately, players will have to explore Night City on their own first of all.

Despite this, the good news is that a multiplayer mode is in the works for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt RED confirmed this on Twitter back in September 2019, and even revealed that free single-player DLC will also arrive after launch.

The multiplayer mode will be the key to the game’s longevity and lasting relevance. As seen with GTA Online, a fun online mode can develop a large and dedicated fanbase that continues to play for years after a game’s release.

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer release date?

As of now, CD Projekt RED has only confirmed that multiplayer is in development. Therefore, we do not currently have a release date for Cyberpunk’s online mode.

A good prediction would be late 2021 or early 2022 at this point, but as we know with CD Projekt RED, they prefer to take their time and release a finished product.

Fingers crossed, we don’t have to wait too long for Cyberpunk’s multiplayer mode. As for now, we’ve got an exciting single-player experience to get stuck into for launch and a futuristic world to explore. That will have to do for now.