Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer portion can be free-to-play, according to a brand new leak.

In an inventory for Xbox Series X, British and Irish retailer Smyths stated: “The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience.” The itemizing has now been amended, with the related part eliminated, although not earlier than we received a screenshot of it, which you’ll be able to see under.

Developer 343 Industries is but to discuss concerning the FPS game’s multiplayer modes in any actual element. The current Xbox Games Showcase centered solely on the sport’s story mode, which was met with a lukewarm reception by followers, and declined to reveal something relating to the sport’s extremely anticipated on-line mode. We’ve contacted Microsoft’s representatives for touch upon the most recent hearsay and can replace if we hear again.

Separate rumours had been circling final week that Halo Infinite would launch without multiplayer. The developer quickly responded, nonetheless, by saying that these rumours had been “not true”.

In a current blog post, 343 additionally talked about that “we’re not quite where we expected to be in terms of broader public flighting”, so a possible Halo Infinite beta is on shaky floor. “The team is still working and assessing options for broader hands-on opportunities before launch and we’ll share an update when we can”.

Halo Infinite is due to launch on PC – including Steam – and Xbox Series X throughout “holiday 2020”.