From the game’s trailer, we can just make out a date on the ship’s console, revealing the game starts on May 28, 2560 — “167 days after we lost.” This is only set a year and a half after the events of the previous game, but much has happened since players last saw Master Chief.
Despite this time gap, Halo Infinite is the intended next edition to the series, meaning there isn’t another game in between that players are missing. The game was briefly thought to be a prequel, though it’s now confirmed as a sequel.
When Halo 5 ended, players were left with a cliffhanger, leaving a potentially infected Cortana in charge.
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