Microsoft’s new Halo arcade game lives inside a giant coin-operated machine

It's not exactly the Halo 6 that many Xbox fans expect to see at E3 this year, but Microsoft is unveiling a new game Halo today. Halo: Fireteam Raven is an arcade version of Microsoft's popular first-person shooter, housed inside a giant coin-operated arcade machine. 343 Industries, Raw Thrills and PlayMechanix have come together to bring to life this arcade version of Halo with a 130-inch 4K screen that allows up to four players to battle against enemies, vehicles and Covenant spacecraft.

Halo: Fireteam Raven is set in the time frame of the original Halo: Combat Evolved. Fireteam Raven is a group of orbital drop shock soldiers (ODST) and they fight alongside Master Chief and the UNSC against Covenant forces. Arcade players will be able to handle four machine guns mounted on turrets, and will be able to use original pistols such as Needler and vehicles such as the classic Warthog. Players can even scan a QR code to connect their arcade game with the Halo Waypoint online service.

"Arcade games are a completely different challenge compared to console and PC games, and we have learned a lot as we work with Raw Thrills to make this happen , "Says Kiki Wolfkill, Director of HaloTransmedia at 343 Industries. The game has been in development for years, and players will get their first glimpse at Halo: Fireteam Raven this summer at Dave & Busters in the United States and Canada. Microsoft plans to expand to more arcade locations later this fall, and hopefully by then we'll know much more about the next big release of Halo on Xbox.

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