Halo Infinite Prequel: Fans are furious that the new prequel to Halo Infinite, Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, is not playable DLC because it describes the events that occurred before the game.
The six months leading up to Master Chief’s reawakening and arrival on Zeta Halo are covered in a prequel story for Halo Infinite that will be released in August. However, this is not a new Halo Infinite DLC for the FPS game, and this has offended and confused players.
The first official Halo Infinite tie-in tale, Halo: The Rubicon Protocol is actually a new Halo novel by Rion Forge/Ace of Spades Halo books author Kelly Gay. It goes into further detail about the Banished invasion before Master Chief was restored and describes what happened to the Spartans on Zeta Halo. You can get a preview of it here before it comes out on August 9.
Interesting material, but many are disappointed and even perplexed that a crucial tale is being left as a tie-in novel rather than campaign DLC. The Halo Infinite campaign only provides audio logs to explain what transpired during those six months, thus an expansion felt like a logical match. There will be a campaign cooperative, but no more information DLC for Halo Infinite single-player has been announced.
The story has the potential to be fantastic, but given how many questions the plot leaves unanswered and the lack of Halo Infinite campaign DLC, these issues need to be addressed. The official tweet’s use of the word “witness” and the omission of any reference that Halo: The Rubicon Protocol is fiction might also help to explain the mistake.
Although Kelly Gay is fantastic, this story ought to be used and developed for a Halo Infinite expansion or downloadable content.
However, The Rubicon Protocol, which comes out on August 9, will tell you what happened on Zeta Halo before the events of Halo Infinite. And it’s not the only intriguing-sounding tie-in book coming out this year. A World of Warcraft: Dragonflight prequel novel will be released in November, and a Dark Souls novel by a seasoned Star Wars author is currently available.