Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 23, 2020
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Halo Infinite  delay pushes it into 2021 and out of Xbox Series X launch lineup

Halo Infinite delay pushes it into 2021 and out of Xbox Series X launch lineup

August 11, 2020 | By Alissa McAloon

August 11, 2020 | By Alissa McAloon
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



Microsoft, along with Halo developer 343 Industries, has made the call to delay the launch of Halo Infinite into 2021, a push that means the next entry in Microsoft’s big flagship franchise won’t arrive alongside its next-generation Xbox Series X in November of this year.

In a statement shared to twitter, 343i studio head Chris Lee said the decision stems from multiple factors that complicated the development process, including COVID-19 and the pandemic-driven switch to remote development. 

“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,” writes Lee. Later on the statement, he notes that part of the decision is that “it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.”

Xbox head Phil Spencer had previously signaled that the company was willing to delay first-party Xbox Series X launch titles given COVID-19’s impact on both the development process and global supply chains, but Halo Infinite looks to be the first big exclusive taking Spencer up on that offer.

Despite the delay of Xbox’s arguably heaviest next-gen hitter, its unlikely that the company plans to shift its launch plans for the console itself. Spencer hypothetically said as much to IGN in a separate interview earlier this year. Adding to that, Xbox officially narrowed down the Series X launch window from “Holiday 2020” to November 202 on the exact same day this big Halo delay was announced. 
 



Related Jobs

Sony PlayStation
Sony PlayStation — Bend, Oregon, United States
[09.22.20]

Lead FX Artist
Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States
[09.22.20]

Mid to Senior Worldbuilder - Unreal Engine
Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States
[09.22.20]

Senior VFX Artist
Remedy Entertainment
Remedy Entertainment — Espoo, Finland
[09.22.20]

Gameplay Designer (Combat)









Loading Comments

loader image