Halo Infinite is set to miss the launch of the Xbox Series X, with 343 Industries announcing the game would be delayed into 2021.
In a development update first shared on Halo Waypoint, Studio Head Chris Lee revealed that the game was for multiple reasons. “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 year,” Lee said.
“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.”
Halo Infinite recently debuted gameplay for the first time at the Xbox Games Showcase. The announcement is sure to disappoint many, especially hardcore Halo fans. However, the extra time will allow the development team to address issues that fans had with the game while also being considerate of the team’s well-being.
Halo Infinite will now release in 2021 for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC.