One fan is utilizing the powerful creation tools of Forge in Halo Infinite to recreate Middle-earth from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Despite not being released yet, some fans have already gained access to Halo Infinite's Forge, revealing the mode's creative possibilities.
One of these gamers that have been creating using Forge in Halo Infinite is a content creator known as Red Nomster. In a recent tweet, the user revealed they were making the Shire from Lord of the Rings, and they provided a picture that showed their progress so far.
While Red Nomster noted that the work was in its early stages, they still showed off some terrain they had already started to modify. According to the artist, they were beginning with the Shire, and they chose a large hillside to begin building on. Based on the screenshot shared by the creator, the ground had already begun to be smoothed out to form what would presumably be the rolling hills of the place Frodo and Bilbo called home at the start of the Fellowship of the Ring. In addition, they noted that they had "blocked out some hobbit holes" in the area.
The Shire in Halo Infinite's Forge Is Just the Beginning
The Shire is a location found in Lord of the Rings, and it is the home of the Hobbits. While it has been described in great detail in J.R.R. Tolkien’s literature, the films directed by Peter Jackson gave fans another look at the idyllic place. Featuring homes built into the sides of hills and beautiful gardens, it is no wonder that Red Nomster has decided to start with this location. However, the artist has stated they wish to make Middle-earth in Halo Infinite's Forge mode, implying that they could be creating even more locations based on Lord of the Rings soon.
On social media, many gamers were excited with the announcement of this new project being undertaken by Red Nomster. While many stated that they were eager to see more updates on the Shire, others offered suggestions for more locations in Middle-earth for Red Nomster to recreate in the future. With a world as well-thought-out as Lord of the Rings, there was no shortage of places named by fans to expand the project. Some suggestions included the Mines of Moria and Minas Tirith, both of which would offer a much different look than the pleasant rolling hills of the Shire.
While some might question whether Red Nomster will follow through on their project to recreate the world of Lord of the Rings, starting with the Shire, they need only look at some of their previous work. The content creator is no stranger to working with Forge, as they have already made an impressive map based on Toy Story using Forge mode in Halo Infinite. Based on this previous work, it seems likely that this recreation of Middle-earth from Lord of the Rings will be completed in the future, serving as another example of the creative potential of Forge.
Halo Infinite is available for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: YouTube/Red Nomster