With Halo Infinite’s December 8 release date approaching, Microsoft’s marketing machine is picking up steam. A new video from the UNSC Archives teaser campaign shows a UNSC soldier in sign language telling an emotional tale of a difficult battle that ultimately led to the discovery of energy shield technology to be used for the Commander-in-Chief’s costume.
“Assigned to a freighter escaping the destruction of Harvest, two Marines confiscated alien energy shields to protect passengers from enemy attacks,” the video says. “Their heroism led to a technological breakthrough that accelerated the development of the Master Chief’s defense system.”
This appears to be the first in a series of UNSC Archives videos featuring the “untold stories of humanity and heroism” from Halo’s story.
Halo Infinite isn’t out until early December, but November will celebrate Xbox and Halo’s 20th anniversary, and Microsoft is celebrating a live stream on November 15. The Halo Infinite-inspired Xbox Series X console and 20th anniversary controller will also go on sale later that day.
Halo Infinite was originally slated to launch in 2020, but Microsoft has delayed the game’s release by a full year, in part due to the shift to work from home as a result of the pandemic. Game Scheduled for December 8th on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.