Rumours are circling that Halo Infinite may be delayed to 2022. This follows the news that the game won’t make its expected Holiday 2020 release date. Earlier this month, Microsoft made the decision to push back the game’s release to early next year. For some reason, users and even some retailers believe the game won’t release at all next year and is dropping support for the Xbox One. Thankfully, this is all false.
343 community manager John Junyszek put a rest to all these rumours saying there are no plans to change the 2021 release date of Halo Infinite. In addition, the release devices and platforms will stay the same.
Hey Eric – we’re seeing lots of fake “leaks” out there, so please don’t believe everything you read. There are no plans to change our 2021 release or the devices and platforms we’ll be supporting. We’re building Halo Infinite to be the best it can be on each device/platform ?
— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) August 25, 2020
Halo Infinite was announced for the Xbox One with enhancements for the Xbox Series X last month. However, the game’s announcement was met with massive negative feedback in regards to the visuals. The trailer looked less than impressive showing off a dull world with bad textures and draw distance. 343 Industries made the tough decision to delay Halo Infinite to improve the game.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF1212″ class=”” size=”21″]“We don’t have firm answers or outcomes to share yet but the team is working as quickly as possible on plans to address some of the feedback around detail, clarity, and overall fidelity. The team is committed and focused on making sure we have a beautiful world for players to explore when we launch.”[/perfectpullquote]
Even with the delay, the game plans to release on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X. This is in line with Microsoft’s next-gen stance that no exclusives will arrive on the Xbox Series X for at least a year after launch. Halo Infinite is still without an exact release date.