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Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 26, 2022

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Halo Infinite has pulled in over 20 million players since launching on December 8, 2021, marking the biggest launch in series history.

That milestone comes with a few caveats, however, given Halo Infinite was the first title in the franchise to include free-to-play multiplayer.

Like all first-party Microsoft titles, the long-awaited open world shooter was also made available through Xbox Game Pass on day one, letting subscribers dip in at no extra cost.

Halo Infinite was deployed on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows platforms at launch. It's unclear how those 20 million players were split across each platform, or indeed how many forked out for the premium campaign mode.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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