So we still don’t know much about the next Halo sequel, but we do know now that developer 343 Industries is making the very subversive decision to not feature a battle royale mode and what even is this anarchy.

Talking with the community in a recent Mixer livestream, studio writer Jeff Easterling confirmed that, in unprecedented opposition to prevailing industry trends, Halo Infinite is totally not doing the battle royale thing like the other kids.

“I’ll tell you right now, the only BR we’re interested in is Battle Rifle, so the original BR,” he told viewers. “So calm yourself.”

The debut trailer did promise “new and unexpected directions”, so… I suppose this counts? What a time to be alive.