“So we can resume this journey together after the vacation.”
Microsoft will no longer show Halo Infinite, the late flagship Xbox Series X launch title, at the December Game Awards.
The annual game announcement broadcast (with some awards) is traditionally the last date on the calendar to reveal something big before the industry closes the store for Christmas.
However, 343 Industries “is still experiencing a huge cascade of impacts and impacts on release shifts,” community director Brian Jarrard wrote on reddit. “The team is working head-on on almost every aspect of the game.”
Then take the time to work on the Game Awards demo-of course, the one that wasn’t planned because the game was already scheduled to be released-Jarrard continued, only postponing the work of 343 further.
“”[We] We hope to provide a high level of updates, at least in the coming weeks, so that we can resume this journey together after the holidays, “he concluded.
Microsoft has postponed Halo Infinite along with the Xbox Series X / S to August from its planned launch date due to poor campaigns and fan disappointment. The exact time when the game will reappear in 2021 has not yet been announced.
But obviously, a lot of work is being done behind the scenes. Following the announcement of the delay, Microsoft parachuted Halo and former Bungie Joe Staten to support the game’s campaign, and veteran Pierre Hintze was brought in to improve the game’s multiplayer. Meanwhile, Halo Infinite’s director and 343 veteran Chris Lee was revealed to have left the problematic project last month.