Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:44pm 23/08/21 | 0 Comments
With the co-op campaign action and the Forge (which is the map-creation-tool) to arrive post-launch in 2022. The news arrived as part of a recent Halo Infinite development update video highlighting the post-Alpha test feedback and the state of the game. Originally slated as an Xbox Series X launch title, Infinite is still on track for a Holiday 2021 release -- though without these two modes.
The reason for delay is kind of self-evident, in that it's due to the shift to a work-from-home development environment. Something that has affected just about every AAA style project currently in the works. "Unfortunately, as we focused the team for shutdown and really focused on a quality experience for launch, we made the really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch," says Halo Infinite's Head of Creative Joseph Staten. "And, we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch, as well."
With Halo Infinite being a Live game, with seasonal updates and long-term content support and such it's expected that the co-op campaign will arrive alongside the second season roughly three months after launch. As of now we still don't have a definitive launch date, though with the other big shooters for 2021 dated -- Battlefield 2042 is October 22, and Call of Duty : Vanguard is November 5 -- we should be getting a date during this week's big Xbox Gamescom 2021 Stream.