Halo Infinite Splitscreen, Free-to-Play And Trailer Thoughts + Failed Movie Franchises
It’s that time again, time for another article that summarises the bi-weekly ramblings of four men who possess just about the bare minimum insight-level required to record a pop-culture podcast.
In this week’s episode, we look at movie franchises that started brilliantly but buckled under pressure. We also cover the recent Halo Infinite trailer, chatting about the disappointment felt by Halo fans and what it could mean for the Halo franchise going forward.
Halo Infinite Spitscreen, Free-to-Play, Free Roam And Trailer Chat
The Halo Infinite trailer received a mixed response. While some praised it for beautifully capturing the nostalgia of Halo, others decried its uninspiring gameplay reveal, disappointing graphics and lack-lustre return to the console it helped create.
You can probably guess which camp FinalBoss falls into.
This BossCast episode sees the team cover the trailer for Halo Infinite and a discussion on the future of the title. We talk about:
- The graphics, gameplay and free roam elements shown in the new Halo Infinite trailer
- The reveal that Halo Infinite will be free-to-play, and what that could mean for the series
- The potential Halo Infinite leak that means the game could have a battle royale mode
- The return of couch co-op gameplay to Halo Infinite.
In summary, the FinalBoss team were not blown away by the Halo Infinite trailer, and are expecting more than just a free roam Halo game or a Halo battle royale mode. We want something different, something that makes Halo Infinite stand out from other shooters as the Halo series always used to.
The co-op Halo Infinite gameplay could be a simple but effective lifeline. In a world ruled by games with no local co-op modes, Halo Infinite might just bring us back to a style of gameplay we’ve long-since lost touch with.
Failed Movie Franchises
There’s something immensely upsetting about getting invested in a movie franchise early on only to have it crash and burn when the final curtain is called. So much potential wasted. So much time lost to the screen. We want a strong start to end on a high note, but all-to-often, that note falls disturbingly flat.
From studio inference to dirty cash-grabs, there are plenty of reasons why movies that begin on such stable ground find themselves struggling to stay upright. In this episode of the BossCast, we chat about failed franchises that started with such great hopes. These include:
- Pirates of the Caribbean
Previous episodes of BossCast have covered The Mandalorian, The Last Of Us, Jaws & The Lord of the Rings. You can find all the details and listen via our dedicated podcast page. FinalBoss will be back with another podcast very soon. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts, so you won’t miss our next episode!