Gutted … with all the hype, I was expecting to see it on the new next-gen Xbox Series X console!
Taken from Engadget … The Xbox Series X’s big first-party exclusive won’t be ready in time for the console’s launch this November. Microsoft and 343 Industries announced today they’re delaying Halo Infinite to 2021. The two had previously planned to release the game this holiday season.
Halo Infinite Development Update pic.twitter.com/TFZvXhRN9f
— Halo (@Halo) August 11, 2020
As you might have guessed, the coronavirus pandemic is partly to blame for the delay. “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 this year,” said 343 Industries Studio Head Chris Lee.
“I want to acknowledge the hard work from out team at 343 Industries, who have remained committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges,” Lee continued. “However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.”