Quite a big blow to the Xbox Series X release
Announced this morning by Halo Infinite Studio Head, Chris Lee, Halo Infinite‘s late 2020 release window has been pushed back to sometime in 2021.
Via a Halo Waypoint blog post, Lee states:
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.– Chris Lee, Studio Head Halo Infinite
This is a devastating blow to the Xbox Series X, as the release of the long-awaited next-generation console was announced today to be in stores for November 2020, meaning the flagship Xbox title will not ship with this new console as previously thought.
Halo Infinite‘s new release date has not been announced as of yet, but will be available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in 2021.