As Halo Infinite draws closer to release, one well-known influencer has stepped up to reveal what he personally hopes to see from Microsoft's upcoming title. Before Tyler "Ninja" Blevins became one of the faces of Fortnite, he was a competitive Halo player, and now he's sharing his opinion on what Halo Infinite should be.
Ninja was asked his thoughts on Halo Infinite in an interview with ComicBook, where he said that what he really wants from the game is a fun casual experience. The former competitive gamer states that he's looking for a Halo game he can play with his friends, which appears to mesh well with the fact that Halo Infinite has revealed new multiplayer features.
Halo Infinite will likely have at least one more test flight before it launches and multiplayer has historically been a series priority, which may appear to bode well, but that isn't all Ninja had to say about the game. He went on to note that in his opinion, the last few Halo games haven't been that great, so he hopes for Halo Infinite to be at least casually fun. It appears that his dissatisfaction is specifically aimed at Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, as he was actively competing in the professional Halo 3 esports scene over a decade ago. The streamer continued playing professionally until Halo 5, so he has some solid experience with the franchise–and solid reasons to weigh in on its future direction.
His priorities may be a bit of a surprise to some of his fans, as Ninja is best-known for his ties to the Fortnite Battle Royale game and there have been requests for Halo Infinite to include a Battle Royale mode. Ninja's phrasing also suggests that he doesn't have plans to return to the Halo competitive scene with Halo Infinite, but it does showcase his continued ties to the franchise. Gamers may agree with his desire for the new Halo game to reflect the feel of the old ones, especially if they also intend to play it casually with friends. Casual players may face their own obstacles to enjoying Halo Infinite, especially those playing on older Xbox consoles.
Ninja's more grounded hopes may be easy to overlook when many other Halo fans seem to have sky-high expectations for Halo Infinite, but it's clear he's still looking forward to the game's release. He just hopes that the franchise's next step will bring back some of what he loved about the earlier Halo games–a feeling that many gamers can probably empathize with. While Ninja hopes that 343 industries will do well with this game, other streamers like Dr Disrespect haven't been as generous to Halo Infinite. How the final game will play remains to be seen.
Halo Infinite releases in fall 2021, for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.