HALO INFINITE Has Been Pushed Back to 2021, Developer 343 Industries Has Announced
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that the long-awaited Halo: Infinite has been pushed back and will now be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store) in 2021.
"We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision,” Studio Head for Halo Infinite Chris Lee revealed. "The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us all this year. I want to acknowledge the hard work from our team at 343 Industries, who have remained committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges. However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday."
With Halo Infinite not making its Holiday 2020 release window, Xbox Series X — which will hit stores this November — has just lost its biggest launch title. Considering that 343 is planning to support their sequel to Halo 5: Guardians for years to come, the extra time will definitely help the developer bring their vision to life.
The negative fan reaction to the cross-gen title's recent presentation may have been the main reason why it has been delayed, as its art style and graphics have become something of a running joke among players.
Although Halo Infinite won't make its debut anytime soon, the good news is that the action-packed game's online modes will be completely free for all players, with its Xbox Series X version supporting up to 120FPS.
Halo Infinite Development Update pic.twitter.com/TFZvXhRN9f— Halo (@Halo) August 11, 2020
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise beginning holiday 2020! Developed by 343 Industries for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Project Scarlett and Windows PCs, Halo Infinite continues the Halo 5: Guardians storyline and takes the franchise in ambitious and unexpected directions, powered by the all-new Slipspace Engine.
Halo Infinite is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (via Steam) in 2021.