With Microsoft releasing their latest console, Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite as a launch title alongside it, there’s a lot riding on the current climate to ensure that the game AND console will both still retain their 2020 release date.
As the Coronavirus pandemic brings companies to a stand-still, it would be understandable (albeit slightly heartbreaking) to find out that the game and console release would be pushed back, however if the Devs behind Halo Infinite have anything to say about it, they’ll be fighting against that as much as possible.
343 Industries has released a statement regarding Halo’s development on their official blog, and although they basically scurried around discussing the release date, we can only assume that the game is still on to arrive ‘Holiday 2020’.
“We’re removing all the obstacles in our path and tracking well, but need to be mindful of our current limitations and understand that the coronavirus situation may get worse before it gets better,” 343 claimed in the post.
“Rest assured that every single one of us is doing everything in our power to continue developing and delivering quality Halo experiences while we adjust to this new way of life.”
The post continues: “Both 343 and Microsoft’s leadership teams have been providing constant updates with how the COVID-19 situation is progressing, how our projects are progressing, and recommendations on how best to stay safe during these unprecedented times,”
“Please remember that this is bigger than games and bigger than Halo. Practice social distancing whenever possible … wash your hands, and do your best to keep it clean. We’re all in this together.”
This statement is also aimed towards the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC, which is in ongoing development. Halo 2 Anniversary is also expected to launch and the beta test following in the coming weeks.
[Featured Image Credit: 343 Industries]