Xbox head Phil Spencer guaranteed fans that Halo Infinite is on track for a release on the holidays this year, showing confidence in the work of 343 Industries.
Halo Infinite delayed multiple times since its original Xbox next-gen launch title promise. Now, Spencer notes that the internal launch date pins down to “a few weeks.” Even then, the game does not have an exact date yet.
Halo timeline down to “a few weeks
In a Dropped Frames podcast, Spencer tried to clear the air about expectations on Infinite. The game is taking a little too long for players’ taste, which people are questioning. This comes especially after the E3 presentation for the game.
As there were no release dates in the last trailer, fans are going mental about another potential delay. Spencer notes that they are trying to accommodate other titles to prevent conflicts.
“For us, we know kind of our range in the three-to-four-week range,” added Spencer. “We don’t have yet the exact day, there’s some other things with some other game timing that we’re trying to look at.
“We’ll have better clarity over the summer, but this isn’t a months thing, this is just down to a few weeks, and so instead of picking this date and having to move it by a week, which at this point would feel like a fail, we don’t want to do that, let’s wait until we’re really solid on what the date is.”
Spencer remains confident with 343 devs
Even with all the scares from the community, Spencer is confident that Halo Infinite will come on time. He is confident in the work that the team can do and the level of commitment they have to their work.
“The team’s very committed to holiday, we feel good about that, and the way that Pierre [Hintze] and Joseph [Staten] are running the team, I feel good about the confidence we have in both quality and getting the game done,” he said.
Spencer also talked about Starfield and how it works great as a way to open things for other games on Xbox. As the game confirmed for a November 11, 2022 release, Phil was more than happy for their reveal decision.
“We put that game on a real pedestal, opening the show, largest viewership ever, all of the impressions of people now putting it on something that they want to watch,” Phil Spencer said. “Todd (Howard)’s idea to put a date in the trailer, we talked about that a lot, about whether you do that, calling your shot that far out, but that’s something he wanted to do.”
Halo Infinite should be hot news over the weeks to come. Fans should expect more news about it soon.
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