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There hasn’t been much clarity surrounding the release of Halo Infinite on PC. The big reveal for the game came at E3 2018 during Microsoft’s press conference. With the blending of the Xbox and PC platforms via Microsoft Store, this, among other things, has pointed to the next installment in the Halo franchise making the leap to PC. This is surprising mostly due to the fact that we will probably never see Halo 5: Guardians anywhere outside of the Xbox One console ecosystem. Recent reports indicate that Halo Infinite, though, will come to PC with anti-cheat features and microtransactions.

You had one job

So, where exactly did this information stem from? A job posting on a Microsoft job board is looking to fill an Online Experience Design Director. The listing goes on to detail that the position will be filled at 343 Industries, Halo‘s current development team.

The job listing has some pretty big demands, including having shipped previous AAA titles and having at least “8+ years” in a “design capacity.” And of course, the dreaded words that the candidate should also have previously worked with a “focus on Social and Microtransaction systems as a Lead Designer or higher.”

Play and pay

The gaming community hasn’t exactly embraced microtransactions with open arms. But, it does seem that the focus for Halo Infinite is to have players return to the game. The description goes on to detail that the person to fill this role should have “A comprehensive understanding of player psychology and what drives them to return to an experience.” It is heavily unclear as to what these transactions are, even if it might turn out that these are simply cosmetic items with essentially no perk or value to them in-game.

Are you excited for the release of Halo Infinite? Was it a game you were looking forward to post-E3? Let us know in the comments below.

Greg Bargas
A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun , and dad joke enthusiast. For the most part, you can find me stressing over platformers, shooters, puzzlers, horror, and the occasional racer. Sometimes, action RPGs squeak their way into my library. Sorry, my eyes say yes to JRPGs, but my brain, my brain says, "Nah." My Spotify playlists are out of control. Sometimes powerlifter and podcast guest. Rocket League anyone? Twitter: @enthusiast_greg

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