FormaL claims ‘Halo is dead after this year’

FormaL claims ‘Halo is dead after this year’
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


5th Feb 2024 17:45

Last year, Halo Infinite found itself in a state of resurgence, having finally recovered (somewhat) from its drastic launch which almost killed the game straight out of the gate.

The title had begun to recapture players with its live service model in an era where Call of Duty had lulled and no other gripping FPS titles capitalised.

But now that we're in 2024, the writing looks to be on the wall for Halo, especially its competitive circuits, as two-time Halo World Champion Matthew "FormaL" Piper has claimed that Halo is "dead" after this season. 

FormaL claims 'Halo is dead'

With Halo Infinite going back into its shell again, and the esports scene which drives so much interest to the title also suffering from an extended off-season, FormaL has claimed that "Halo is dead after this year".

"I think it's all of our last years playing Halo. I feel like Halo is going to die after this year. I guess we will see, but I think Halo is dead after this year," he said on-stream.

It's likely that FormaL is only eluding to the esports scene, but this is often reflective of the overall game's standing, which could mean Halo Infinite support is on a downward spiral too.

What does life after Halo look like for FormaL?

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Having made the switch back to Halo, the former Call of Duty world champion says that Halo dying "will honestly be fine with me" insinuating that he might already have an idea of what life after his second Halo stint looks like.

However, with no new Halo game on the horizon any time soon, this only leaves FormaL with retirement and content creation under the OpTic banner, or Call of Duty again in a Treyarch title.

Many of his fans might want to see the latter happen, given that it might not be as a starter for OpTic Texas, but with Call of Duty esports in turmoil too, it might be FormaL's time to join the content couch with his T2P duo Seth "Scump" Abner.

Jack Marsh
About the author
Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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