343 Industries‘ next game isn’t going to be present at the Video Game Awards (The Game Awards) – it’s official.
We heard in August how Microsoft decided to delay Halo Infinite, meaning Master Chief would not be a launch title on the Xbox Series. Since then, we haven’t heard much of the game, until now: on Reddit, in the Halo Weekly Discussion topic, a 343 Industries representative (Brian Jarrad, community director) has grabbed a keyboard to share some details:
„Right now we’re still going through the huge cascade of implications and ramifications to the release shift and the team is heads-down working through nearly every facet of the game. Full disclosure we don’t have anything planned for the VGAs [in December] but are hoping to offer at least a high-level update within the next few weeks so we can kind of restart this journey together after the holidays.
Pulling together something like a demo or big beat for the VGAs is an enormous amount of work and would cause challenges with current milestones of the holidays. I know it’s hard to wait, but the team is going to make the most of this extra time and we want to make sure we can put our best foot forward and commit to greater transparency and dialogue on the road ahead. We’ll get there and get the train going again,” the rep wrote. So no updates this year. Instead, something will happen in early 2021…
Let’s hope that the rumour of the game’s content being mostly done is legitimate. Still, it sounds like they are rethinking many things about Halo Infinite, which is still planned to arrive in 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and Xbox One. (Let’s hope the delay isn’t going to impact the Xbox One version – Cyberpunk 2077’s last delay was essentially blamed on that.)
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