After a significant absence from Xbox’s Gamescom showcase yesterday, a Halo Infinite A listing on the Microsoft Store appeared with a release date attached. First discovered by the Italian shop Aggiornamenti Lumia, the leak seems to suggest that the long-awaited sequel in the Halo franchise will launch on December 8, in line with developer 343 Industries’ promise that the game will launch during the holiday season. this.
The release date is expected to be officially announced at Gamescom’s Opening Night live stream later today. Halo Infinite didn’t appear on Microsoft’s dedicated Gamescom stream yesterday, which initially raised concerns among fans. “No Halo” was a trending topic on Twitter after the show.
However, when Halo Infinite launch, it won’t be the full package that fans of the franchise have come to expect. In a recent developer update, the game’s head of creative, Joseph Staten, announced that Infinite will launch without two key features for any Halo title: Spoofing and campaign co-op.
“Unfortunately, when we focused the team on decommissioning and really focused on the quality experience at launch, we made the really difficult decision to delay the strategic partnership,” Staten said. Translate shipping to launch. “And we’ve also made a strong call to delay shipping for previous launches.”
Halo Infinitethe development of very difficult. The game was originally supposed to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S last year, but was delayed to August 2020. Staten, a Bungie veteran who worked on the first three Halo titles first, then directing the project.
However, during its further development, things seem to have paid off. Halo Infinite recently got a technical preview of its free multiplayer, and while its performance hasn’t always held up, the players are still impressive.
If the leak is true, Halo Infinite will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on December 8.