In what appears to be another significant deviation from the original launch plan, Microsoft And 343 Industries they announced that Halo Infinite will not see the co-op campaign and the Forge mode on day-one. The two modes will instead be added next year, through a specific patch.
A news that could disappoint more than a few fans and that, unfortunately, comes through an official release that does not yet reveal when we will be able to get our hands on the awaited new chapter of Halo. In short, not a day of good news for 343 Industries’ sci-fi franchise.
Halo Infinite loses (momentarily) the Forge mode and the co-op campaign
The decision seems not to have been easy for the developers to make, with Halo Infinite creative director Joseph Staten explaining the reason behind the temporary elimination of the two modes.
“Unfortunately, as we reduced the team during the lockdown and really focused on a quality-centric experience, we made the really difficult decision to delay the arrival of the co-op campaign for launch. In addition, we have also decided to delay the arrival of the Forge mode after launch “, explained Staten.
Players can probably expect Halo Infinite to be updated with the co-op campaign in Season 2, which will arrive approximately three months after launch. The Forge mode will follow in the next season.
However, on day-one Halo Infinite will still have split-screen multiplayer on all Xbox consoles, with PC support coming “in the future”.
At the moment, the release date of Halo: Infinite remains set to a generic “winter 2021”.
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