343 Industries Delays Halo Infinite Until 2021
343 Industries has officially announced that Halo Infinite will be delayed until 2021. The studio head of 343 Industries, Chris Lee recently took to Twitter to make the Halo announcement, citing development challenges such as COVID-19 that have caused this delay. The developers at 343 Industries apparently wanted Halo fans to be enjoying Halo Infinite this Holiday season, but it just wouldn’t be sustainable for the team. Halo Infinite will be releasing for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Game Pass and PC in 2021.
“Today I want to share an important Halo Infinite development update with the community. 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,” said Chris Lee. “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,” continued Chris Lee. “We know this will be disappointing to many of you and we all share in that sentiment. The passion and support of the community has shown over the years has been incredible and inspiring.”
“We wanted nothing more than to play our game with the community this holiday,” continued the statement from Chris Lee. “The extra time will let us finish the critical work necessary to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever at the quality we know our fans expect. Thank you for your support and understanding.”
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