GAMER are just now realizing they can get a £50 Xbox game for free.
Halo Infinite is available for free from the Xbox Online Store.
The first-person shooter, which will be released in 2021, costs £54.99 in Game’s online shop.
The description reads, “Lone Wolves, prepare for Season 2 of Halo Infinite!”
“Experience new content including new maps, modes, limited-time themed events, and a brand new Battle Pass that never expires.”
The legendary Halo series returns with the deepest Master Chief story yet.
“When all hope is lost and the fate of mankind hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to face the most ruthless enemy he has ever faced.
“Start afresh and don the armor of mankind’s greatest hero for an epic adventure and ultimately explore the grandeur of the Halo Ring for yourself.”
This comes after Microsoft announced mass layoffs across its gaming divisions, including developers working on Halo.
The company announced that around 10,000 people would lose their jobs as part of the restructuring.
Among those affected are industry veterans who have worked at Xbox for more than a decade.
Developers from popular studios like Bethesda and 343 Industries were affected by the news, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Despite those layoffs, Microsoft still hopes to invest in “emerging industries” like AI development.
In an email to employees, Pierre Hintze, studio head of 343 Industries, wrote that the company “has made the difficult decision to restructure elements of our team, which means some roles will be eliminated.”
He went on to say that the studio will continue to support Halo Infinite’s multiplayer, which has been heavily criticized.
Former Halo Infinite lead multiplayer designer Patrick Wren took to social media to explain why he thinks these layoffs were announced.
He says, “The layoffs at 343 shouldn’t have happened and Halo Infinite should have been in better shape.
“The reason for both of those things is the incompetent leadership at the top during the development of Halo Infinite, resulting in massive stress for those working hard to make Halo the best it can be.”
“The people I worked with every day loved Halo and wanted to do something great for the fans. You helped push a better Halo and got fired for it.
“The developers that are still around are working hard on that dream. At this terrible time, be kind to them.”
The reason for the layoffs is the current economic downturn, which is having a financial impact on numerous companies.
Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, recently emailed employees telling them that “the ball is in your hands” to help offset the company’s losses.
Despite this, Microsoft is still pursuing its plan to buy publisher Activision Blizzard for $69 billion (£56 billion).