Oh, Craig. Poor, poor Craig – topic of a thousand memes, fixed presence in Wccftech remark sections. For these by some means unaware, 2020’s poorly-received Halo Infinite gameplay reveal included a shot of a very homely brute, which was nicknamed Craig and shortly grew to become a logo for these nervous in regards to the sport (or simply trolling).
Properly, over the previous 12 months, public notion of Halo Infinite has improved and Craig has obtained a glow up of his personal. We acquired a quick glimpse of him within the newest Halo Infinite gameplay trailer, however now 343 has supplied a high-quality screenshot.
You’ve come a good distance, Craig. In a current weblog put up, Halo Infinite character and fight director Steve Dyck and character artwork lead Bryan Repka admitted the team have a bit of a love-hate relationship with ol’ Craig…
Steve Dyck: Haha, the group has kind of a love-hate relationship with Craig. Whereas it was enjoyable to see the neighborhood gravitate in direction of Craig, he sadly represented some content material and programs that weren’t prepared for prime time in that demo. The optimistic consequence of Craig was that he was one of many components in gaining some extra time to complete work and get Brutes to a spot the place the group is pleased with them. This is likely one of the many optimistic examples of 343 working with and aligning with the Halo neighborhood round expectations. Gamers who look exhausting sufficient will nonetheless have the ability to discover some proof of Craig in Halo Infinite, his spirit lives on!
Bryan Repka: Craig is in good fingers, belief me! He has gone by way of some modifications, however I’m right here to say that he has glammed up. He’s feeling excellent about himself and has match again in nicely with the remainder of his Brute associates. He has additionally picked up a brand new pastime and has achieved nicely for himself. Lengthy reside Craig!
It’s important to give 343 credit score for retaining their humorousness. It could have been fairly straightforward to get defensive within the face of a lot criticism, however it’s normally finest to only deal with making issues higher.
Halo Infinite launches on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/S on December 8.