Halo: Infinite Gameplay Debuts Grappling Hook, Open Overworld During Microsoft Showcase

Halo: Infinite gameplay debuted Thursday at the Xbox Games Showcase.
Halo: Infinite gameplay debuted Thursday at the Xbox Games Showcase. | Courtesy of Microsoft

Microsoft debuted Halo: Infinite gameplay Thursday during its Summer Games Fest games showcase, showing off a new grappling hook and an open world for players to explore.

The demo followed an early moment in the game's campaign, with Master Chief crash landing on the ring before setting out to deal some damage to the Covenant aliens on the ring. That exploration takes place in an open world, complete with plenty of enemy outposts to investigate and clear out.

Halo: Infinite Gameplay Debuts Grappling Hook, Open Overworld During Microsoft Showcase

Along the way, Master Chief uses several new weapons — rifles, shotguns, and more — before using the new grappling hook. The grappling hook allows Chief to pull himself toward enemies for melee range combat, but he can also use it to pull objects like fuel rods to himself and that he can then throw at enemies.

Halo: Infinite is a new direction for the popular Microsoft franchise as fans once again are put in control of Master Chief. Infinite should play a large part in Microsoft's next-generation console release.

Halo Infinite will be released in holiday 2020 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Windows PC.