Although the news that Halo Infinite would be delayed from its initial release date alongside the Xbox Series X|S’ launch to the Fall of 2021 was disappointing to most fans, developer 343 Industries has been diligent in sharing updates on the game’s progress with the more recent official announcements offering explanations about the infamous Craig the Brute appearance from the Xbox Games Showcase as well as an in-depth looks at Halo Infinite weaponry and armor coating — and the promising news that the game would feature zero “pay to win” components.
Regardless, some fans have been restless without any Halo Infinite news since December 8th, such as the this post from Reddit user Red4297, whose topic entitled, “The lack of info [on Halo Infinite] is worrying me,” actually drew the attention of a 343 Industries employee.
“Has it though? Not saying it’s right or a good thing, but considering we went 12 month stretches of total darkness and our last update was on December 8, I don’t think there’s any cause to worry,” a 343 Industries employee, ske7ch343, said in response to the worried Redditor. Keep in mind that many of us around the studio were out of office for 2 or more weeks to end the year and then it takes time to get back into the swing of things, etc.”
The 343 Industries employee went on to reiterate that Halo Infinite development progress will be shared in ‘monthly, high-level updates,’ and that this month’s update (coming out next week) would feature members of the “sandbox team” who would divulge their vision for Halo Infinite, as well as the work they’ve been doing.
“We also confirmed our Fall release window in that update,” the 343 Industries employee continued, “so now it’s clear we have some runway ahead of us and some time to go. That said, we’re committed to at least monthly high level updates and the next ‘Inside Infinite’ is coming out this week! This month we’re talking with members of the sandbox team to share some insights into their vision for Halo Infinite and the work they’re doing.”
Although world [premiere] screenshots and an exact date announcement won’t be included in next week’s Halo Infinite development progress update, the employee ensured that the “larger beats” would be coming soon.
“To manage expectations, this won’t have world premier big screenshots or huge things like a date announce, but our goal is to offer our community more context and insights into our team and the game we’re making while we’re all awaiting the larger beats and full marketing machine later this year.”
Halo Infinite is set to release in Fall 2021 for PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One platforms (the game will not be exclusive to this generation’s Xbox Series X|S, as some rumors had previously suggested).
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