When Halo Infinite got delayed back in August, head of Xbox Phil Spencer admitted it was a bummer - noting how the company (and fans) were obviously looking forward to the alignment of a new Halo game and launch of a new Xbox console.
Since then, Phil - like everyone else - has come to terms with the fact that it's going to take 343 a little bit longer. And believe it or not, he's actually feeling a bit better about the way it's played out.
In the same interview with The Verge, Phil spoke about how the delay would result in a "better" Halo and also how more people would have access to one of Microsoft's new systems by then:
"I think what’s going to happen is we’re going to get a better Halo game at a good time when people can actually get a console. I feel good about that. I think the game will be better for the time that we’re giving it."
Obviously it's only been a few weeks since Microsoft's next-generation systems launched - so the manufacturing side of the business is struggling to keep up with the demand. Hopefully then, by the time Halo Infinite is ready to launch, there'll presumably be a lot more units available.
As for when Halo Infinite will be released - there's no date just yet, but 343 did recently say it's hoping to share a "high level" update about the game in the coming weeks.
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