Forget Santa Claus. Master Chief is coming to save Christmas.
Ahead of its Gamescom presentation yesterday, word leaked out that Microsoft is reportedly planning a December 8th release for its highly anticipated sequel Halo Infinite. That means Master Chief and company could be making a big splash, just in time for the holiday season.
But there are some negatives that go with this story. The game will likely focus on a single player campaign and core multiplayer at launch. 343 Industries made note that the co-op campaign features wouldn’t launch until the first “season” of the game arrives in spring 2022. In addition, Forge mode won’t make its way to the game until at least sometime in the summer.
Why the missing features? Halo Infinite packs a lot of content underneath its hood, and 343 wants to make sure that those shine the brightest with the game’s core release, while adding other content later on. Fans may recall that they did the same sort of thing with Halo: The Master Chief Collection a few years ago, missing key features within the game but eventually updating it enough that it finally felt like a fully complete product.
Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this news just yet, as it didn’t say anything during the actual presentation. But an update is expected soon, and hopefully there’s good news in store for us Halo fans.
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