I could tell you that I know the exact date of the official release of Halo Infinite. But then, I would possibly be lying seeing how we are still in pitch dark about the release and other important details of the much-awaited Halo Infinite.
At the annual press conference of the Microsoft company held at Los Angeles in 2018, the developers teased the new game Halo Infinite. Though the company hasn’t revealed any details and Halo updates, it is safe for us to assume that the player will assume the role of the infamous Master Chef, who saved the galaxy for the past two decades at times taking the help from Cortana (yes, the same Cortana from Microsoft AI).
Master Chief apparently has a tragic personal story being kidnapped from his parents when young, experimented upon by the government and released into the galaxy after turning into a super soldier. He is pretty much respected by almost everyone since he does his job of saving the galaxy, humanity and such stuff done just fine. Though like me, if this might remind you of Captain America, just ignore the hunch.
Since explaining the plot for all of Halo games is practically impossible, what you just need to know is that the game revolves around you (Master chief) saving humanity even if the universe is against you or well, something along those lines.
Halo is one of the most successful games ever made, sold more than 65 million copies with a gross profit of more than $3 billion. One of the key features that attracted more players is its Multiplayer mode.
Rumors say that Halo Infinite single player mode that would begin with the Halo 5 ending casting Master chief would be released late this year while the Halo multiplayer mode will be released in 2020. Although some say the rumor is just another word for truth hiding in plain sight, rumors could also be just that, rumors. So, we do not know the exact details so far. However, seeing how big of a hit this game is going to be (like the previous Halo versions), we can safely say that the veil of mystery around it is justified.
What we do know is that a new engine called Slipspace, capable of supporting various modes on a technical level is reported to be used in the game’s development. Chris Lee, Halo Director will reportedly be appearing at E3 2019 to talk more on this game. Coming to your question of “When can I play?”, All you have to do now is wait patiently.