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Halo Online, the free-to-play PC title, gets a gameplay trailer

by Joey Davidson | March 27, 2015March 27, 2015 8:30 am EST

Halo Online is about to enter a closed beta phase in Russia. That’s the only country announced so far for this upcoming shooter. The game is a free-to-play title, is exclusive to the PC platform and runs off of a modified version of the Halo 3 engine.

That last bit, according to 343 Industries, was done in order to make this game playable on low-end PCs. That’s the whole deal with free-to-play titles. You want as many people playing them as possible.

Previously, we didn’t have much to go on regarding how Halo Online would look in motion. Now, we have a gameplay trailer. To be quite honest, it doesn’t look too bad at all. And, I do believe a bunch of these maps I recognize as slightly altered versions of Halo 2 and Halo 3 areas. Am I crazy?

Halo Online will only feature a multiplayer side. The game’s beta phase will help 343 Industries, with support from Saber Interactive and Innova Systems, tweak the gameplay and in-game economy before taking it to the next stage.

Who knows if we’ll see this beyond Russia. There’s certainly a market for it internationally, but I assume Microsoft wants to test the waters before going wide with this release. We’ll have more on Halo Online as it comes.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...