Halo Infinite was set to come with the console’s launch this November, however, the game’s release schedule now has been postponed until the year 2021.
Studio head of Halo Infinite, Chris Lee had this to say about the news:
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. 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.
This is likely due to the mixed reviews from gamers that tested out the Halo Infinite beta, which led to 343 Industries responding to the criticisms by saying they had to “work to do to address some of these areas and raise the level of fidelity and overall presentation for the final game”. But the official reason as cited by 343 has been COVID-19 and the issues arising from remote working.
More as things develop.