Friday, November 19, 2021
Back in August, developer 343 Industries warned that Halo Infinite will be launching in December without campaign co-op and Forge mode out of the box. Now, the studio has noted that both features won't be ready to roll out until May 2022, at the earliest, despite originally being slated to arrive within three and six months, respectively, post-launch.
“At the time that we talked about campaign co-op and Forge, I said our goal is to ship campaign co-op in Season 2 and our goal is to ship Forge with Season 3,” 343 Head of Creative, Joseph Staten, told Eurogamer. “Yes, we are extending Season 1. So our goal still remains what I said before, which is to ship campaign co-op with Season 2 and Forge with Season 3.”
With Halo Infinite Multiplayer launching early this week, and Season 1 being extended, campaign co-op and Forge has been pushed back, then, although the May 2022 window is presently only a “target” for release.
“Those remain targets. And we can’t commit to any hard dates right now, because as we’re seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us,” Staten added, assuring that “campaign co-op and our Forge toolset are really big promises that we’ve made that we need to make good on.”
Having been delayed beyond the launch of Xbox Series X|S, Halo Infinite is on for a full launch from 8th December, while the Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta is free and available to all players now. However, since rolling out on Monday, players have bemoaned the game's slow rate of Battle Pass progression, which has been addressed by 343 Industries, with changes to come.
Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 11:50 AM