Halo Infinite was going to be a huge title this year. Launching alongside the Xbox Series X, the franchise that made the original Xbox worth buying. Well, it’s not coming out this year anymore. Instead, it’ll launch sometime in 2021.

The news comes from 343 stating that COVID-19 was the reasoning along with other development issues.

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.

The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to the development challenges, including 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 not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.

We know this will be disappointing to many of you and we all share in that sentiment. The passion and support the community has shown over the years has been incredible and inspiring. We wanted nothing more than the play our game with the community this holiday. 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.

There was little reason to purchase an Xbox Series X anyway and now there’s no reason.

Halo Infinite launches in 2021 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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