Craig’s ‘Halo Infinite’ Easter Eggs Redeem the Memes Brute
Xbox loves to kiss a meme. When Infinite haloS’s massive and breathtaking cinematic campaign was released in early December, players will have to thank an ugly bully named Craig for his most interesting Easter Eggs. The low-poly alien became an inglorious internet icon in July 2020 after being mediocre Infinite halo graphics were showcased at an Xbox games showcase. The backlash that followed resulted in the game being delayed for a year. But now, before Infinite halo, its developers have revealed that Craig’s role in the history of the game will be forever remembered.
Associate Creative Director Paul Crocker says Craig’s story reflects a certain openness with the development of the game.
“We had the situation a year ago when we first showed the game and got a stench of it,” Crocker said. Reverse. “But one thing that came out of it was Craig.”
In the original gameplay reveal, Master Chief pulls off a random Brute’s helmet, revealing Craig’s unappealing Neanderthal face. The world collectively fell back, but everyone fell in love as well. The developers have listened. Then they made Craig – and Infinite halo in general – so much better.
Be careful who you call lousy in high school.
When the Infinite halo Multiplayer launched earlier this week, players were dismayed by a difficult battle pass. In a matter of days, the developers have made a few improvements and promise many more to come. Craig might as well be the mascot of the development team’s approach to feedback: communicate, be transparent, and work hard to make things better.
Asked specifically about his favorite track from Infinite halo lore, Crocker has confirmed that the game contains plenty of Craig references for devoted Brute fans. Rather than avoiding these missteps, the team instead decided to lean in and maintain an open dialogue with fans.
“It’s one of those things that we tried to embrace with respect for team members, because a lot of those things were bugs that we didn’t fix,” Crocker said. “Because it’s become that internet meme, there’s stuff about Craig to be found in the game as well. It’s just a way we try to embrace some of our more public missteps and take him away.” in a new place to create some tradition around it.
In an October 2021 blog post, Character and Fighting Director Steve Dyck discussed the team’s ‘love-hate’ relationship with Craig and how the role he played has played out. ultimately contributed to a better end product. He also gave a first clue that Craig’s role in the game had grown stronger.
“While it’s fun to see the community gravitate towards Craig, he unfortunately represented content and systems that weren’t ready for prime time in this demo,” said Dyck. “The positive result for Craig is that he’s been one of the factors in saving a little more time to finish the job and get the Brutes to a place where the team is happy with them. This is one of many positive examples of 343 working and aligning with the Halo community around expectations. Players who look hard enough will still be able to find evidence of Craig in Infinite halo, his spirit lives!
Because this original rendering of Craig was so ugly, the team ended up having a lot more time to fine tune the look of the Brutes in the game.
Advance until around 2:50 am to hear delicious advice from Craig.
A comparative video of yesterday and today of the Halo Infinite campaign published by Game Informer Nov. 17 also reveals that despite the outburst, Craig was “banned” from history. And yet, “eagle-eyed explorers Zeta Halo may well rediscover some of its legacy.”
What will it actually look like? In our wildest dreams, Craig’s voice appears as a collection of voice recordings across Zeta Halo. Maybe the Banished Propaganda Minister proclaims Craig’s beauty and fighting spirit on one of his radio shows. One thing is certain, we can’t wait to learn more about these mysterious Easter eggs. Maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get a Craig DLC eventually.
The Infinite halo The campaign will be released for Xbox and PC on December 8, 2021.