Halo Infinite has been delayed into 2021
Halo Infinite was shown off once again back in June during the Xbox Games Showcase event – but since then, the game has been the subject of some criticism online (mostly for its graphics and art style).
In our first-ever look at Xbox Series X footage of the upcoming game, we saw Chief battling his way through a new planet, and face-off against familiar Banished Covenant enemies.
A quick look at the minimap suggested that the game will be a more open-world offering than what we've seen before – a large map, icons and more suggest this will be a more player-lead experience than what's traditional in the series.
But many players focused on the graphics, which seemed to be somewhat unfinished, and certain elements of the game's visuals soon became meme material online.
“We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision,” Chris Lee, studio head for Halo Infinite, has stated.
“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.”
As such, the game has been delayed into 2021, though no more specific a date has been revealed by the company.
We have previously seen games such as The Last of Us 2 and Destiny 2 get delayed thanks to COVID-19, too – and we're sure there will be more games in the future that have been impacted by the pandemic.
We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
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