Axis delivered the opening 3D cinematic cutscene for Halo Infinite, directed by Dana Dorian. Developed by recurring partner 343 Industries, the sixth main entry of the Halo series focuses on Master Chief’s courageous attempts to save humanity, as he faces his most merciless opponent to date.
Using a mix of keyframe animation and motion capture reference the team created eight shots of continuous camera action. Audiences are dropped into a perilous encounter with an unstoppable foe, bearing witness to Master Chief’s impossible plight. Hooked-in from the get-go, the cutscene gears up players and sets the scene for a new chapter of a beloved story.
As of 2021, the Halo franchise has sold 81 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling media franchises of all time. Being longtime contributors to the Halo franchise (Halo 4: Spartan Ops, Halo 5: Guardians Halo Xbox One), we’re happy to have been part of this incredible journey.