Much like a classic “assassin”, SkyBox Labs has been working on many popular titles alongside their developing studios, like Halo 5: Guardians, Minecraft, Age of Empires Definitive Edition and more. Now, we get to find out that the studio will be partnering with 343 Industries again for Halo Infinite, providing help with the title’s various features.
SkyBox Labs is a game development studio based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The studio has developed titles alongside some of the world’s top publishers including Microsoft Studios, GungHo, and Electronic Arts. As their website indicates, the studio is currently working on Halo Infinite and an unannounced internal IP, for which there is no information yet.
As revealed, the studio will be working on features across Halo Infinite including AI, gameplay, networking, and cutting-edge graphics features.
SkyBox Labs is no rookie when it comes to triple-A titles and they are expanding even more, actively hiring more engineers, artists, and designers for Halo Infinite. Here are the statements on the partnership from both studios:
“343 Industries is excited to continue our partnership with SkyBox Labs on Halo Infinite, with their team doing great work across many areas of our project,”
Chris Lee, Head of Halo FPS at 343 Industries.
“We have been working closely with 343 Industries on Halo projects for a number of years, and we’re thrilled to be part of this exciting time in Halo’s history,”
Shyang Kong, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs.
“Seeing the new art style and the return of the Master Chief, combined with the technology of the Slipspace Engine, has our studio energized and focused on teaming up with our partners at 343 Industries to realize the vision of Halo Infinite,”
Steven Silvester, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs.
Providing such useful information to fans is extremely important. This news, along with the fact that 343 Industries is currently working on the Slipspace engine, gives us some insight as to what stage of development Halo Infinite is at. Its release may be far, however, both parties are working hard on providing a true successor to the Halo franchise.