One of the biggest surprises during E3 was the lack of a release date for Halo Infinite. Many, including us, had it on our bingo cards as a sure fire win for the showcase. Alas, it didn't happen, but according to Xbox head Phil Spencer the team is feeling good about its holiday release and is aligning it with other video game timings.
In a recent interview with Dropped Frames, Spencer was probed about Halo Infinite and its release date. Lucky for fans, the team has a 3-4 week window prepped for when they will release the game, but "there’s some other things with some other game timings that [it's] trying to look at."
“For us, we know kind of our range in the 3-4 week range. 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.”
With heavy multiplayer hitters such as Battlefield 2042 and the next Call of Duty arriving this Holiday, the reasoning most likely relates to wedging itself in between the two. While we know Battlefield 2042's release date, Call of Duty is still yet to be revealed, possibly adding some trepidation for the team.
Spencer added that moving Halo Infinite's release date once again at this point "would feel like a fail". Instead the plan is to wait until the team is ready, and he says they are "very committed" to that Holiday window.
“Instead of picking this date and having to move it by a week, which at this point would feel like a fail, like we don’t want to do that, let’s wait until we’re really solid on what the date is. But the team is very committed to holiday. We feel good about that.”
It wasn't all Halo Infinite that Spencer spoke about, as he also delved into how he views the future of Killer Instinct - which may please a few fans. However, for those hungry for more Halo Infinite in their lives, flighting for the game is expected to start later this summer, so you may be able to get a taste of the game before anyone else. Be sure to register as a Halo Insider in advance to be eligible for entry and avoid disappointment!
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