After “unintentionally” including campaign file previews in this week’s build, 343 issued Halo Infinite spoiler alert.
This article contains no HALO INFINITE spoilers.
Yesterday, Halo Infinite’s Tech Preview Build went live for a small number of Xbox and PC fans. It didn’t take too long to get people looking through the files.
The data-miners found campaign files in the tech preview. Significant story spoilers can now be found online.
Joseph Staten (Head of Creative at Halo Infinite), tweeted that the inclusion of campaign files was an error.
We accidentally included some #HaloInfinite campaign file files in our tech preview build. These files may contain spoilers.
Leaks such as these are damaging for dev teams and can cause a traumatic campaign experience for all. Please be aware of spoilers, and do not spread them.
These leaks can be very painful for dev teams and could cause a traumatic campaign experience. Please be aware of spoilers, and do not spread them. 2/2
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten)June 30, 2021
Brian Jarrard, Halo community director at 343 warned that anyone posting data-mined Halo Infinite material could be subject to a takedown. This suggests Microsoft lawyers are ready and waiting to get involved in an attempt to prevent story spoilers from getting out on the internet.
Important: Do not post any data-mined content on your channels! Jarrard tweets
You run the real danger of receiving a takedown notification, which may result in a strike across certain platforms. We recommend that you remove content from any channel where it has been posted.
Important: Do not post any data-mined content on your channels. There is a real chance that you will be issued a takedown notification, which may lead to a strike on some platforms. We recommend that you remove content from any channel where it has been posted.
Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch).June 30, 2021
Fans’ reaction was mixed. They were disappointed and concerned about trying to keep story spoilers out of the next four-months. There has also been some resistance to 343’s threat to take down their stories.
We don’t have much information about Halo Infinite, except that Master Chief is seen in it. The Banished, the Brute-led group of Halo Wars 2, are also enemies.
Publited Sat 31 July 2021 at 10:01 PM – 0000