Halo Infinite is no longer coming out this holiday season.
On the Halo blog, it was announced that Halo Infinite has been delayed. The post states that the delay was to help give the team behind the game enough time to release a Halo game that meets their vision. Other factors included the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has been impacting the team all year.
"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," stated Halo Infinite Studio Head Chris Lee. "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 sustanable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.
"We know this will be disappointing to many of you and we all share in that sentiment. The passion and support the community has shown over the years has been incredible and inspiring. We wanted nothing more that 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."
The news that Halo infinite has been delayed came along with a tighter launch window for the Xbox Series X. On the Xbox Wire, it was revealed that the Series X will release in November. According to the post, there will be thousands of games available for the console, as games from all four generations of Xbox will be available on the Series X. A specific date for the Xbox Series X has yet to be announced.
Halo Infinite will release sometime in 2021.