While Halo fans are eagerly awaiting any new news and developments from 343 Industries’ next major entry in the franchise with Halo Infinite, a new rumor has sprung up that claims the development cost of Halon Infinite is at a staggering $500 million!
This rumor was floated by German Xbox site Xbox Dynasty (via ComicBook) where it mentions this half a billion USD budget is just for development, and doesn’t even include marketing costs. Not only that, but it also allegedly even trumps the budget of Red Dead Redemption 2, which is surprising given how notorious Rockstar Games is for spending a ton developing their open world games.
Note that people should take this rumor with a huge bag of salt, as Xbox Dynasty is a relative unknown, and could be pulling numbers out of their asses. But hey, it’s a nice topic to talk about while we’re waiting on actual tangible Halo Infinite news.
While Microsoft has confirmed that Halo Infinite is indeed Halo 6, there’s still no release window attached to the game, Will it be a launch game for the next Xbox? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was, and it would explain the astronomical budget if so.