This is both huge news and not surprising at all. Either way, you’ll be interested to know that Halo Infinite is delayed until 2021 due to “multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges”.
In a statement so similar to those we have seen all Summer, 343 Industries has announced that Halo Infinite will be delayed until 2021. This means it isn’t an Xbox Series X launch title anymore! Well, unless… No. I don’t even want to say it.
Halo Infinite Delayed Until 2021, Statement Released By Studio Head Chris Lee
“ Today I want to share an important Halo Infinite development update with the community. We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision”
“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. 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 sustainable 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 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.”
Chris Lee finishes the statement with a “thank you” to fans, and that’s all we get. There isn’t any new release date as of yet. However, I am sure fans will be hounding the developers for that soon enough.