In a blog post, developer 343 Industries has confirmed Halo Infinite will be released some time in Fall 2021. The developer made the announcement as part of their end of year update.
Originally planned to release along side the Xbox Series X/S in November, the game was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and other factors. While the release date is an entire year later than many players would like, the developer gave us some inside details on the game’s art, graphics, and customization features.
343 Industries also released images of the Halo Infinite‘s first multiplayer map and as was announced several months ago the multiplayer will be free-to-play, a first for the franchise.
Joseph Staten, who’s spent many years at Microsoft, had nothing but positive words for Halo Infinite saying:
“Folks here don’t just understand Halo, they love the core gameplay and characters and community–everything that makes Halo, Halo–just as much as I do. And, like me, they also feel a deep responsibility to serve. We aren’t making this game for us. We’re making it for you. My first week on the job, I played the entire Infinite campaign. Twice. I was, in a word, stunned—in the best possible way—by what the team had done. Infinite is, by far, the most expansive and vertical Halo world, ever. Why did the team do this? Because they understand that wonder and freedom are key to the Halo experience.”
Halo Infinite will be released in Fall of 2021 for the Xbox Series X/S, the Xbox One and PC.