The Art of Halo Infinite
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|The Art of Halo Infinite|
The Art of Halo Infinite is an artbook which released on December 14, 2021, that focuses on Halo Infinite. It documents the artwork included in the game, and the process it took to create it, starting at the concept art phase, all the way through until the game launches. It features a cover created by Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier, and was published by Dark Horse Books. The book was originally listed as set to release on December 29, 2020, though following the delay of Halo Infinite was listed as releasing on June 29, 2021 and then listed on December 31, 2021 - however, these dates were placeholders given by Amazon, with the book's proper release date later announced in September 2020.
For the September 2021 Technical Preview, a number of concept art files used as loading screens internally were accidentally kept in the Flight files. Rather than delay the release, 343 Industries opted to release the files for free download alongside several previews of the book's interior. These files can be found in the gallery section below, or in the blog post linked here.
|“||The Master Chief is back.
The legendary super soldier returns in Halo Infinite. 343 Industries and Microsoft are building the biggest and most visually spectacular Halo yet. Halo Infinite debuts on the Xbox family of consoles, including Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft's latest and most powerful game console. To take full advantage of its prodigious graphical prowess, 343 Industries built an all-new, next-generation game engine, giving their world-class artists the tools and technology to realize the worlds, war, and wonder of the Halo universe in unprecedented style and fidelity. 343 Industries have given Dark Horse access to the art and artists who've brought Halo Infinite to vibrant, vivid life. It's all here in unparalleled detail, the heroes you've grown to love--the Master Chief, the brave soldiers of the UNSC, as well as the weapons, vehicles, villains and vistas--and of course, the eponymous and magnificent environments of Halo itself.
The Art of Halo Infinite also features a brand-new cover from legendary concept artist and Halo Infinite's Art Director, Sparth! Join us as we take you from concept to launch inside the artwork of the most ambitious Halo game to date.
An additional deluxe edition variant of The Art of Halo Infinite was additionally released, containing several art prints and a unique cover and slipcase inspired by the MJOLNIR GEN3 armor worn by John-117.
Cover art and editions
Preliminary cover art for the book prior to the cover art's unveiling on July 27, 2020.
September 2021 art drop
Concept art of a lone M12B Warthog.
Concept art of a Banished stronghold.
Concept art of three Banished Banshees flying over a valley.
Concept art of Marines preparing to ambush a Jiralhanae patrol.
Early concept art of an OF92 Booster Frame approaching Installation 07.
Concept art of an Scorpion tank approaching a Banished stronghold.
Concept art of a light bridge.
Early concept art of John-117 fighting Atriox.
Concept art of Behemoth.
Concept art of a firing range at the Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science.
Concept art of the broken Installation 07.
Concept art of Aquarius.
Concept art of an alley on Bazaar.
Concept art of Live Fire.
Concept art of Recharge.
Concept art of a Spartan driving a Chopper through a desert environment.
Concept art of a Banished holotank.
- IGN, The Art of Halo Infinite: Exclusive Cover Reveal (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
- Amazon, The Art of Halo Infinite (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]
- Halo Waypoint, The Art of Halo Infinite (Retrieved on Sep 23, 2021) [archive]
- Dark Horse, The Art of Halo Infinite HC (Deluxe Edition) (Retrieved on Jan 13, 2022) [archive]