The final instalment in Microsoft’s Halo Infinite behind-the-scenes series of videos about the game’s audio and sound has been released, and it’s a delight.
The video shows off a cute little pug named Buddy whose owner is a program manager at developer 343 Industries. The very good boy came into the studio where he chomped down on snacks and scruffed around, all of which was captured for sounds to be used in the next-gen Halo game.
Buddy is, in fact, that the second pug to have their sounds recorded into Halo Infinite. In September 2019, 343 showcased the recording process for a cute little pug named Gyoza.
For my money, it sounds like Gyoza and Buddy will be providing the sounds for some kind of aliens in Halo Infinite, but we won’t know for sure until Halo Infinite is released later this year.
The “Sound Design Saturday” audio series from 343 Industries has been running for about a year, and it’s offered a cool peek behind the scenes of what will likely be one of 2020’s biggest games.
“We hope you’ve enjoyed a look behind-the-scenes with our Audio Team over the past year. We can’t wait for you to see, and hear, more about Halo Infinite in the coming months,” 343 said.
Previous instalments of the series showcased the various weapon sounds and vehicle noises that will be in Halo Infinite. Other videos focused on the gigantic explosions that 343 conducted in the desert.
Halo Infinite will be properly shown off during the Xbox 20/20 event in July, and that’s a big deal because Microsoft has shown precisely no gameplay whatsoever from the title. A cinematic trailer was trailer released in June 2019, but that’s all we’ve seen so far. Halo Infinite, which is a launch title for the Xbox Series X, is the first mainline new Halo game since 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians.
In addition to Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite will be released on the regular Xbox One and PC.