Splitgate was one of the biggest free-to-play video game titles that came out last year. This game was instantly compared to Halo from both visuals to even some of the mechanics. However, what set it apart was the fact that this game includes a portal mechanic. Through the use of portals, the player can instantly zip around the map. Ultimately, players were thrilled over the competitive combat, but a new focus for some players has popped up.
Halo Infinite has been a game that players finally were given the green light to play recently. However, players could get into the free-to-play competitive multiplayer component before the campaign release. This might have swayed some players in dropping Splitgate to enjoy some Halo Infinite multiplayer, but it looks like any that dropped off on PC or Xbox console platforms was picked up on PlayStation consoles.
“I’m actually glad [Halo Infinite] is out. I honestly think that, in the long run, Halo Infinite and Splitgate will help each other. I think that there’s just so much noise and so many battle royales right now, and [these two games] are bringing people over to the arena shooter genre. You know, there’s a lot of kids who have never played Halo, right? There’s a lot of kids who have never played Quake or Unreal Tournament. They’ve never played this kind of game. And getting them exposure to that I think is just a good thing for the genre as a whole.”Ian Proulx – The Loadout
The co-founder 1047 Games, Ian Proulx, recently was interviewed at The Loadout. During the conversation, Ian expressed how much they enjoy Halo Infinite being available and that players will get their hands on some thrilling arena shooters. Furthermore, the development studio has found players have been logging in more through PlayStation now that Halo Infinite is out. While many players are enjoying both games, it will be interesting to see just how both go through this year as they continue to support their projects and players.