The next installment in Microsoft's long-running series, Halo Infinite will be released on December 8. Today's date was announced on the Microsoft Store and will be confirmed at Gamescom later today. According to The Verge, a source close to Microsoft's plans confirms that the date of December 8th is correct.
Microsoft originally intended to launch Halo Infinite with the Xbox Series X / S on November 2020. However, due to challenges in game development during a pandemic, the game was delayed to fall 2021.
The development of Halo Infinites has been rocky. Microsoft even appointed Joseph Staten, a Bungie veteran, to lead development. This was almost a year ago. Although we haven't seen much campaign gameplay since the birth of the Craig meme, the first multiplayer technical preview felt and looked exactly like the Halo game that Halo Infinites fans will love to play.
Just days after 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite would not launch with campaign coop or Forge, the official launch date was set. Three months after launch, Halo Infinite will bring co-operative play with friends to its second season. The Forge mode allows Halo players customize and share maps. It won't arrive until season 2 of Halo Infinite around six months after launch.
Fans were disappointed to hear that the Halos campaign coop and Forge modes are no longer available. Fans will be able to experience new Halo Infinite in just four months, with the multiplayer mode and main Halo Infinite campaign launching on December 8.