Halo Infinite got off to a great start last year, but there's been a lot of much-talked about disgruntlement from fans in recent months over the lack of communication and meaningful content additions to the game since then.
343 has a Season 1 Outcomes blog coming out soon (update: out now!), but in the meantime, Community Director Brian Jarrard has been taking to Reddit to respond to fans who have been disappointed with the messaging around the game recently.
Here's a bit of what he had to say about all of this:
"We fully acknowledge that we're not truly able to say everything many folks want to hear. We get it and it's a tough spot to be in all around. Season 2 will be a good step but there's a lot of work to do and most of it is going to take more time than most want."
"There are indeed a lot of challenges and constraints. We're certainly not happy to be unable to meet player and community expectations, it's a difficult situation that's going to take the team time to work through. Right now the focus is on S2 and we'll have more to share on that in the coming weeks. Meanwhile a lot of production planning, costing, planning, hiring, etc.. is all happening which doesn't really lend to detailed regular updates."
"We understand the community is simply out of patience and frankly, I think understandably tired of words. We just need some time for the team to get the details sorted and then we can certainly share as much as we can."
As Jarrard mentioned, the focus right now is on the launch of Halo Infinite Season 2, which is scheduled to arrive on May 3rd. The season will feature "a mix of cinematics, story-themed Events, Battle Pass items and more that embody the Lone Wolves theme," along with playlist updates, balance changes, new modes and new maps.
There's still a long way to go for 343 Industries to satisfy the dedicated Halo Infinite fanbase, but here's hoping Season 2 will mark the beginning of a brighter future for the game's multiplayer, complete with fresh and exciting new content.
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