For kort tid siden blev det meldt ud på det officielle Halo website og de sociale medier, at Microsoft og 343 Industries har valgt at udskyde Halo Infinites udgivelse til 2021.

Chris Lee, 343 Industries’ studio head, uddyber at forsinkelsen skyldes “multiple factors” og at én af dem er coronapandemien. Det nævnes ikke i udmeldingen, men den noget blandede modtagelse af spillet efter Xbox Games Showcase i juli er formodentlig endnu én.

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Today I want to share an important Halo Infinite development update with the community. We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision.

The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us all this year. I want to acknowledge the hard work from our team at 343 Industries, who have remained committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges. However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.

We know this will be disappointing to many of you and we all share in that sentiment. The passion and support the community has shown over the years has been incredible and inspiring. We wanted nothing more than to play our game with the community this holiday. The extra time will let us finish the critical work necessary to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever at the quality we know our fans expect.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Det har givetvis ikke været nogen nem beslutning at træffe. At miste én af de vigtigste Xbox franchises som launch titel, når Xbox Series X kommer i handlen senere på året, er en stor streg i regningen for Microsoft i konkurrencen mod PlayStation 5.

Indtil videre er den nye udgivelsesdato ikke mere specifik end 2021.

4 KOMMENTARER

  1. Det var en titel, som skulle vise 120 fps frem, hvilket er et af de største (og eneste reelle) fremskridt med næste generation.

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