If you were among those eager for the rumored free-to-play multiplayer or just the open world single-player of Halo Infinite, then 343 Industries studio head Chris Lee has some bad news for you: The upcoming shooter will be delaying its launch to some point in 2021.
“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,” reads the announcement post/image. “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.”
While Lee appreciates that the delay is a disappointment, considering the game was likely going to be a big-ticket part of the Xbox Series X console’s launch lineup, he also promises that the extra time will be devoted to “deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever at the quality we know our fans expect.”