Fans of the Halo series can rejoice with the official announcement coming from 343 Industries that it’s expected to launch in fall 2021. The studio has been reluctant to make a confirmation since the August 2020 revelation that it would not make its initially planned November 2020 release date. As with so many titles this year, COVID-19 is being named as a culprit for the delay.
There has been a persistent rumor that the delay has at least partially been due to 343 Industries choosing to outsource much of the development to other companies, which led to some significant problems. The studio itself hasn’t confirmed this, maintaining that the global pandemic was the main cause. There was also mention of their initial intention being to separate the game into multiple different parts, an idea that was later scrapped.
Halo Infinite will be the fourteenth in the franchise, acting as a direct sequel to Halo 5: Guardians, which landed in 2015. Master Chief will return for Infinite for what will be the third chapter in the Reclaimer Saga, seeing him take on a more central role with the lofty goal of saving all of humanity.
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