After its big reveal at the July Xbox Showcase was criticized, largely for its graphics, Microsoft has delayed the game into 2021. It’s a dramatic move for the game meant to spearhead Microsoft’s new console launch.
“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.”
-Chris Lee, Halo Infinite studio
343 didn’t specify a release window any more specific than the wide-open 2021.