Rumor: Halo Infinite may drop Xbox One support, delay to 2022


It may not be a good idea to base all of your hopes and dreams on Halo Infinite at this point in time. It was bad enough that 343 Industries recently announced that the multiplayer shooter would be delaying into 2021, but the scuttlebutt is that a further delay may be in the cards — and worse.

VG247 published a rumor floating about that the game is considering a further delay to 2022 and may drop Xbox One from its platform lineup.

The rumor seems to originate from a Resetera forum member who was consulting with sources near to the project. “Microsoft/343i is currently very busy with idea of dropping Xbox One support for Halo Infinite,” the poster said. “Even idea to postpone it to early 2022 is on the table. It’s pretty messy up there with decisions but they are convinced that they need to make best Halo game ever.”

Even if the rumor proves false, it shows that there’s suddenly a lot of confusion about Halo Infinite — and deep concern about its future.

Source: VG247

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

I’m actually not interested on Halo, so my current considerations for next gen’s secondary platform (the main one is always PC) doesn’t change with the delay.

Game Pass still is quite exciting as a feature on a console that I’ll probably be playing once a week, and I was underwhelmed by most of PS exclusives this generation (and most of the interesting ones are already on PC now) so I’m not expecting a better next gen by Sony.

Still, I’m sorry for all the Halo fans. It’s not good to see a game you’re really anticipating being delayed for so long.

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Gosh I wish things had come together better for Xbox for the launch of this new generation. I really think with the Xbox division under Phil Spencer that the company has their head and heart in the right place (while I feel Sony is getting dangerously close to PS3 launch era mindset) but this launch is looking bad for them. PS5 launch also looks bad but they can get by on the promise of sequels and followups to all their first party stuff people currently like.

What I really wish though is that both consoles would get delayed. This isn’t shaping up well for either of them and the world is on fire.

Danny Smith

After the xbone getting a whopping 11 actual exclusive games in its entire lifespan and relying on the half gameflix half elephants graveyard for live service flops that is gamepass i was really hoping to see a turn around after getting a lesson in humilty like sonys turn around after the disastrous ps3 early life. But honestly the more time passes the more everything about Xbone 2 seems like its such a perfect storm destined to fail you would think its intentional to get huge tax free government kickbacks like when Google does it.

Surely they can’t be 7 years and counting without a clue on how to run a games division. Thats like the time Nintendo had to release and recover from the Wii U twice over.


One thing that I find fascinating is that despite the PC master race power bragging it is actually the console fan base that cares most about visual fidelity. To me the game looked flat but otherwise completely fine. Sure it didn’t look next gen but personally, I couldn’t care less. Most the games that I play on my PC either are old or look old.

The console crowd on the other hand appears to care about raw visual fidelity over almost everything else. Since Halo is the title that xbox is most known for I think the best course of action is to delay and redo much of the game to make it a next gen exclusive.

James Crow

i’m with you, my pc is better than next gen and i also have xbox one x, and i really dont care about graphic if the game and story itself are good.

i thnk halo 5 looking great still and if the infity would look the same i would be totally fine.


So, in spite of the arguments of all the Fan-Boyz, the game play stream really DID show an absolute crap game both in terms of graphics and game play.

I think it is actually a good thing that they recognize the impending failure and are going to work to correct it before they release the game.

They really do NOT want to have an Anthem of F76 on their score sheet at this point.

Hikari Kenzaki

Plain and simple, if you can’t get it out the day the console launches, there’s no reason to rush it.