taking in to consideration this has been happening since halo 3 with the hyabusa (ninja giaden) and halo 4/5 with vennator (dead space).
a few armors id like to see:
COG (gears of war)
praetor suit (Doom 2016/doom eternal)
Classic doom combat suit (Classic doom)
Armor from Marathon (i know security looks similar but i mean the exact one)
Dead space 1 armor (dead franchise cant hurt)
dead space 2 armor (dead franchise cant hurt)
N7 armor (mass effect)
any one else have some armors they would like to seen in halo?
I think there’s a distinct difference between the “crossover” armour of old; Halo 3 Hayabusa & Security, and what others you’re suggesting.
Also side note, Venator bears some wild resemblance to dead space’s advanced suit but it’s not a actual crossover. Maybe inspired by but certainly not a collaborative effort by any means.
The Security armour was made to be a reference towards Bungie’s Marathon game. A way of acknowledging their past work.
Hayabusa was a direct collaboration between Halo & Ninja Gaiden to fit a ninja styled armour into Halo. This was sorted by Xbox at the time as there was a deal between them and the folks who worked on Ninja Gaiden.
What you’re suggesting is completely taking armours from Gears, Mass Effect, DOOM & Dead Space and putting it into Infinite. There’s a few issues with this.
First of all, It needs to be styled appropriately to fit into Halo Infinite’s art style and aesthetic. A complete port of the armour would just look a bit weird. Sure Hyabusa & Security were properly stylised but some of the other stuff you’re suggesting would need a lot more work and I feel that may even ruin the aesthetic of what made those different armour unique.
If the classic DOOM armour isn’t my Spartan wearing a light chest plate and some pants is it even the true classic. Same with the updated, if it doesn’t have the gaps in the arms is it even close to the source material? So on, so forth with the rest of the armours.
Also, there is a bunch of licensing issues they have to deal with. Sure Xbox owns Gears & will soon own DOOM too. But EA have hold over Mass Effect & Dead Space, sure Xbox & EA have worked together for years but that’s a lot of paperwork to get through to share IP across different games.
I’m all for new armours and what not but it needs to be appropriate for Halo Infinite and not just put into the game for the sake of it.
Inspired by other game series sure, but directly porting them over with a new lick of paint, no way.