Last year, one of the break-out esports hits was Splitgate, the high-flying arena shooter from 1047 Games. Many thought Halo Infinite would steal Spligate’s momentum heading into 2022, yet that doesn’t seem to be the case at all.
In an interview with The Loadout, 1047 Games president Ian Proulx claims that Splitage’s popularity has risen since Halo Infinite came out — particularly on Playstation consoles since, well, Halo Infinite isn’t on PS4 or PS5.
“I’m actually glad [Halo Infinite] is out,” Proulx said via The Loadout. “I honestly think that, in the long run, Halo Infinite and Splitgate will help each other. I believe that there is too much noise right now and so many battle royales, and [these two games] are bringing people to the arena shooter genre.
Proulx continues: “There’s a lot of kids who have never played Halo, right? There’s a lot of kids who have never played Quake or Unreal Tournament. This is the first time they’ve ever played this type of game. And getting them exposure to that I think is just a good thing for the genre as a whole.”
2021 has been wild! We cannot thank you all enough for the love and support that you have shown us over the past year. To commemorate the end of the year, here’s a 2021 recap video and infographic with some end-of-year stats, all because of YOU, the Splitgang. pic.twitter.com/Vgl41dquIR
— Splitgate (@Splitgate) December 29, 2021
Regardless of whichever title you prefer, a healthy bit of competition never hurts anybody. So here’s to hoping that both Halo Infinite and Splitgate are better off tussling with each other.
Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.