The packaged Halo experience has largely always been the same. Buy one $60 game, get both the campaign and multiplayer components. It’s very standard. But, as distribution models change for competing shooters, rumors have it that Microsoft is toying with the idea of switching its approach to Halo.
“Toying” is the operative word here because news of this shakeup comes via a toyshop leak. As reported by The Verge, Irish retailer Smyths Toys Superstores updated its Halo Infinite product page with a description that included the phrase “groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience.”
That page has since been deleted, but it’s supported by an Xbox leaker, Klobrille, who has a track record of accurately reporting on Halo details: