Last week, 343 Studios launch a technical preview for Halo Infinite, and various content creators and players who were able to get access to the first preview have tested the upcoming sci-fi shooter's multiplayer mode. While many players who enjoyed the beta praised the game, there's one popular streamer who doesn't look impressed about Halo Infinite.
During a recent Call of Duty: Warzone stream on YouTube, Dr Disrespect (real name: Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV) shared his thoughts about Halo Infinite, and although he said that he's "anxious" about the game, he admitted that he's not impressed with what he saw in the upcoming FPS with what he saw during the technical preview. The popular streamer noted that he missed the first test, but he took the time to watch other streams play the game.
"We're anxious for Halo Infinite, right," said Dr Disrespect. "Because the industry is just so dry. There's a tech test that went out this weekend... I don't know if you guys caught anything of the gameplay or the streams of people playing, but for the majority, it's been players versus bots on like two or three different maps. And they had the Slayer PvP happen yesterday. And it got me thinking, and I wanna talk about it, it got me thinking as I'm watching Snipedown, Nable, I'm bouncing around all the pros, I think Ogre hopped on yesterday."
One of his commenters pointed out that the preview focused more on testing the bots, but Dr Disrespect noted that 343 Studios could've done it internally.
Dr Direspect went on to question Halo Infinite's lack of innovation. "Halo to me was always, especially in the shooter genre, on consoles, what I would look forward to to push the envelope of shooter games. It always seemed that way, right? They would always come out with something, like the gameplay, the map designs, the look of the game, graphics, all of that stuff, it was always like 'Okay, what is Halo going to do?' because obviously, they don't put out an annual Halo every single year, right? It's been six years since Halo 5. Think about it, champs. Six years since Halo 5, a [rumored] 500 million dollar budget. Think about that. Do you know the type of game I would make with 500 million f*****g dollars?"
He continued, "Anyways, a $500 million budget, and you're telling me you still need to put out a tech test? I feel like this is something they could have done internally, right? Put out a tech test, hit up a bunch of people all around the world, with different types of machines, have an internal NDA, all that type of stuff. I mean, what are we testing here? I'll tell you man, I gotta be honest, I don't know what to think. There was nothing that stood out to me."
The YouTube star said that Halo Infinite needs to add a Battle Royale mode to extend the shelf life of the game and help the professional scene. Despite his criticisms from watching others play the preview, Dr Disrespect said that he's still excited to play the game.
Do you agree with Dr Disrespect about his thoughts on Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode based on the previews?
Halo Infinite is expected to release in Holiday 2021 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs.