Halo Infinite Release Window “Down To A Few Weeks,” Says Xbox Boss
Ever since the game was delayed last year, Halo Infinite has been shaping up to be a vastly interesting new adventure for series hero Master Chief. By the looks of footage so far, developer 343 Industries is aiming to capture the feel of the original Halo: Combat Evolved, while also laying down a supportive assortment of modern features to keep the forthcoming experience fresh. While fans expect to see the new entry released sometime in Holiday 2021, it appears Halo Infinite may now be circling a solid release date.
As revealed with the Dropped Frames podcast (H/T ResetEra), Xbox boss Phil Spencer was asked why a release date has yet to materialize for Halo Infinite. According to Spencer, “Holiday 2021” remains unchanged because 343 is still fine-tuning the “timing” of everything, and the team doesn’t want to announce a date they aren’t sure they can deliver. While there isn’t an “exact day” in mind, the Xboss teased they’ve narrowed it down to a “three, four-week range.”
“We know kind of our range in the three, four-week range,” Phil Spencer said. “We don’t have yet the exact day. There’s some other things with some other game timing that we’re trying to look at. We’ll have better clarity over the summer. But this isn’t a months thing, this is just down to a few weeks.”
“Instead of picking this date and having to move it by a week, which at this point would feel like a fail – we don’t want to do that– let’s wait until we’re really solid on what the date is. The team is very committed to Holiday. We feel good about that.”
Though we still don’t know when the game plans to release, Halo Infinite has been painting a pretty intriguing picture over the past several months. This past E3 notably offered a new peek at the single-player campaign, which appears to involve a new iteration of Cortana, as well as a grand gameplay debut for the game’s free-to-play multiplayer component. As a few months exist between now and the year-end “holiday” celebrations, there’s sure to be even more revealed before we land on a release date.
Halo Infinite is scheduled to release Holiday 2021 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
What do you think? Are you excited to finally check out Halo Infinite for yourself, or do you feel the long wait might ultimately siphon all the game’s hype? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Xbox headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
- Xbox Game Pass For Console: All Titles Confirmed So Far (UPDATED)
- Starfield’s Xbox Exclusivity Will Result In “A Better Product,” Says Todd Howard
- Xbox Design Lab Returns With Custom Series X/S Controllers (VIDEO)
If you enjoy this writer’s work, please consider supporting them by tossing a Ko-fi their way! Every little bit helps and aims to keep DFTG independent and free of bias. Thank you so much for your support! Eric Hall @ Ko-fi
Eric Hall2390 Posts
Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.