This was an April Fool's joke, damnit.
Update: Halo Infinite has not been delayed into 2022, though a trolling account pretending to deliver an update from 343 Industries sure fooled us.
Originally reported by Kotaku, we fell for the troll clickbaiting and also reported on an update that was said to be penned by 343’s Chris Lee. The update, in fact, came from an unofficial Twitter account not connected to 343 Industries, Microsoft or Lee.
Maybe that spelling error should have tipped us off, eh? Also, the fact that Lee left 343 Industries back in October of 2020.
If nothing else, this story reminds us that it is April Fool’s Day and that careful scrutiny of stories is needed. We apologise for failing you on that front and resolve to do better not only today, but always.
Barring any other official announcements, you can expect Halo Infinite on Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series S & X sometime in the latter half of this year.
Original story: Halo Infinite has been delayed into 2022, a new update from 343 Industries has proclaimed.
“Building upon community feedback, and after exhaustive consultation with our talented and passionate dev team, we have made the difficult decision to delay Halo Infinite until Summer 2022,” a post from Chris Lee reads.
Summer 2022 is a northern hemisphere-focused date, meaning we can expect the next Halo title in mid-2022.
“This is not a decision we take lightly, but simply put, the ongoing effects of COVID and global recession have made releasing the game this year and untenable position,” Lee’s update continues. “Attempting to push forward to release this year would simply harm the wellbeing of our dev team, and deliver an inferior finished product to the passionate and devoted fans of the Halo franchise.”
The developer acknowledged that the news was disappointing, but vowed that is remains “100% comitted [sic] to creating a truly special Halo experience.”
More details are promised in the coming months.
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