Microsoft and developer 343 Industries had some bad news for those looking forward to playing the new Halo game when the Xbox Series X launches. The companies have announced that Halo Infinite will no longer be releasing this holiday season and will now instead be releasing sometime in 2021 for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. No exact release window was given but Microsoft did announce that the Xbox Series X is in fact releasing in November, though no exact release date nor a price has been given as of yet.
In their statement about the delay of Halo Infinite, studio lead Chris Head, stated that 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.” He goes on to acknowledge the team’s hard work who has committed to making a great game despite the challenges but it is “not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.”
“The passion and support the community has shown over the years has been incredible and inspiring. We wanted nothing more than to play our game with the community this holiday. The extra time will let us finish the critical work necessary to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever at the quality we know our fans expect.”