The upcoming installment of the Halo franchise was already savored by many as an ideal gift for the holidays. However, this week it has already been reported that unfortunately the release date of Halo Infinite will have to be postponed to 2021.

The news was released through the official video game networks, through a statement signed by Chris lee, Studio head and creative director of developer 343 Industries.

Just in the Xbox Game Showcase -Microsoft event that happened on July 23- still assured that Halo Infinite would see the light in the Christmas season of this year, in sync with the launch date of the console Xbox Series X, scheduled for November.

However, we have chosen to postpone the arrival of the video game in the interest of « ensuring that the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo gaming experience that meets our vision. »

« The decision to change our launch is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including ongoing COVID-19 related impacts that have affected us all this year, » Chris Lee writes in the previous statement. “I want to thank the hard work of 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 release it this holiday«.

And adds:

“We know that this will disappoint many of you and we all share that sentiment. The passion and support that the community has shown over the years has been incredible and inspiring. We wanted nothing more than to play our game with the community during the holidays. The extra time will allow us to finish the critical work necessary to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever with the quality we know our fans have come to expect.

Last month, a first look / trailer was given around the gameplay of Halo Infinite, a title that already generated a lot of expectation as it is the direct sequel to Halo 5: Guardians (2015). The truth is that there were divided reactions towards said gameplay, with negative reviews emphasizing the style of game and graphics.

Did that lukewarm reception also influence the decision to walk through the Halo Infinite release date?

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