Halo Infinite was due to launch alongside the Xbox Series X later this year, but a new rumour suggests it may be delayed all the way into 2022.
As always with leaks and rumours, take this with a pinch of salt until confirmed.
The news comes from ResetERA via Twitter user THE RED DRAGON, who noted that a Microsoft insider and frequenter of the forum known as sponger had some words to say about Halo Infinite.
According to sponger, Microsoft is considering delaying Halo Infinite to 2022, and is also toying with the possibility of not launching the game on its current-gen console, the Xbox One. Previously, Halo Infinite was due to launch on both consoles as part of Xbox’s plan to enable as many people as possible to play its games.
Although we can’t know what Microsoft’s plan is with Halo Infinite, we do know it’s no longer a Series X launch title, with the game now (supposedly) launching in 2021. The delay was announced shortly after Halo Infinite’s gameplay reveal, which was met with a lukewarm reception from fans due to some questionable graphics.
There’s already some concern that Halo Infinite’s existing delay might harm sales of the Xbox Series X when it drops later this year. If the game really does get delayed until 2022 it could seriously damage both the sales of the game and sales of the new console.
Delayed games usually equal more studio crunch for those people hard at working making the game, and delaying a title by what could be two years is more than likely going to be a very tough move for the many developers at 343 Industries.
We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it looks like a rocky road lies ahead for Halo Infinite and 343!
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