Needless to say there was a lot to say about the delay on the internet, and we are warming people up on social media.
Halo Infiniti is now scheduled for release in 2021, but a more specific date has not yet been announced. The delay is big news because Halo Infiniti will be the first Halo game to release as the launch title for the new Xbox hardware since 2001, the original Halo: Combat Evolved in.
While Halo Infiniti is now coming to 2021, Microsoft is still planning to release the Xbox Series X this year – the November release date is now fixed. The platform will have “thousands” of titles available at launch thanks to its backwards compatibility support for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the original Xbox.
Halo’s community director, Brian Gerrard, reflected that he understands the news of the delay is “disappointing”. However, he also mentioned that he has been overwhelmed by the Halo community’s response to the news and supporting 343 and that it needs to be done to end the game.
It is never easy to give news that many people find disappointing, but the tremendous display of support and understanding from the community today is amazing. We are doing all this together in wanting the best game possible. Thank you
– Brian Gerrard (@ ske7ch) August 11, 2020
Halo’s community manager, John Junjek, shared a similar sentiment. “The halo community is the best community,” he said, adding a handful of emojis to his tweet.
Matt Piscella, who is an analyst at research firm NPD, said in his own tweet that people should remember and respect the fact that we are in the midst of an epidemic and be patient about Halo Infinite’s delay and Understand.
In fact video games are all part of a miracle. Please don’t get mad that something gets delayed in the midst of an epidemic that has forced everyone to fly their way of working and living. C’mon gamers, a little sympathy will go a long way.
– Matt Pissatella (@mattipascella) August 12, 2020
Waypoint reporter Patrick Klepek said he heard that 343 had a “particularly big impact” in the work-at-home environment in the final stages of Halo Infinity’s development.
I’ve been hearing a lot for this year that the transition from COVID-19 to work from home was having a particularly big impact on the final stretch of development for Halo Infinite. The delay matters a lot, though I wonder if they will actually make the decision.
– Patrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) August 11, 2020
Ace Watkins, the fake gamer president, said with a joke about Joe Bolden about the delay, announcing Kamala Harris, who had the news about Halo as his running mate on the same day.
Joe Biden today announced Kamala Harris as her running mate because she is afraid of grappling with big issues that her campaign cannot handle. Do not be fooled by this distraction. As President, I will ensure that we meet at Hello: Eternal Time.
– Ace Watkins (@ GamerPres2020) August 11, 2020
Windows Central reporter Jage Corden joked that the 343 delay caused Hal Infiniti to include Crag the Brute in the game. This is a joke, but we hope 343 will actually include Easter Egg or some other node to the popular meme.
He delayed Halo Infinity to add Craig as a lead character, Emo.
– Jage (@jjkorden) August 11, 2020
Wushu Studio’s communications manager Shinobiye 602 said it was admirable for the 343 to delay Halo Infiniti, noting that it was the flagship launch title for Series X.
For anyone outside of gamedev on Halo Infinity, 343 points to mock is easy. This was the pillar for Series X this year – possibly Microsoft’s biggest project to date. It can be fixed soon and fixed later, but delaying the launch is commendable for quality and employee health.
– Shinobi602 (@ shinobi602) August 11, 2020
Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski said he welcomes news about Halo Infinite’s delay if it means the end product will be better. “Take your time, team, and eventually, shut up and take my money,” he said.
Hello Anant delayed.
That franchise broke the Sala mold for console shooters and I was too dumb at the time – when the first one came out – to recognize it.
Take your time, team up and, eventually, shut up and take my money.
– Cliff Blesinski (@therealcliffyb) August 11, 2020
Twitter user 9 VOLT brought the memorable Shigeru Miyamoto quote in reference to the delay of Halo Infiniti, but with a more comic spin.
A crowded game is forever bad, a delayed game is ultimately Duke Nukem. If you are saddened by the delayed arrival of Hello Anant, think of this famous saying from Shigu Miyamoto 🙂
– 9 VOLT (@ 9_volt_) August 11, 2020
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