No, Halo Infinite Has Not Been Pushed To 2022, Nor From The Xbox One

Halo: Infinite Supported

Halo Infinite will still hit Xbox One.

Us fans can be a skittish bunch. We hear about mammoth delays, and it’s hard not to imagine the sky falling. This goes double for big triple-A blockbuster video games. There are so many moving parts that when folks from on high step away, it’s expected to reverberate throughout the entire process. So, when a couple of high-ranking creatives left Halo Infinite back in 2019, it would make sense we’d get some kind of delay of the game.

But we didn’t hear much for a while. In fact, it was only earlier this month that the delay was made official. Halo Infinite was officially pushed to 2021. This meant that it would no longer hit around the launch of the Xbox Series X, much to the chagrin of fans. But the rumors didn’t stop there. Understandably, fans wondered if the delay could go further. Was it possible that Halo Infinite could hit in 2022? Apparently, that’s the scuttlebutt, but before that could get any further, 343 Industries stepped in to clarify.

“We’re seeing lots of fake “leaks” out there, so please don’t believe everything you read,” 343 Industries community manager John Junyszek wrote on Twitter. “There are no plans to change our 2021 release or the devices and platforms we’ll be supporting. We’re building Halo Infinite to be the best it can be on each device/platform.”

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So, on that note, it’s worth mentioning that they aren’t planning on dropping Xbox One support. This means you are still totally good to stick with the current generation console — no matter when Halo Infinite hits. Of course, you may be wondering if that gives you an incentive to purchase the Xbox Series X. The answer, to me, is a resounding no.

For a while now, Microsoft’s strategy is clear. They don’t care about you purchasing their next-generation console. What they are concerned with is getting you in their Xbox Game Pass ecosystem. So long as you are paying for and playing their content, they are happy to sit back and let you enjoy them however you want. This is in stark contrast to the approach for both Nintendo and Sony. 

While it seems counterintuitive, I’m eager to see how this works out for them. At the very least, it’s a strategy that’ll make current-gen console owners fairly happy. But what about you? Are you happy that Halo Infinite will still be available on Xbox One? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: John Junyszek

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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