Well, the Halo Infinite Winter Update is finally here, marking the game's largest content drop since launch around a year ago. The update is packed with goodies like online campaign co-op, Forge mode, a new multiplayer ranking system, and more. The good news going forward though, is that 343 sees this as a new beginning.
In a recent developer blog post, providing an overview of the Winter Update, the team went on to thank fans for their "support over the past year", promising big things to come for Halo Infinite in 2023.
"For now, the last thing we want to say is thank you for your support over the past year. We know it certainly hasn’t been the smoothest or quickest ride, but with the Winter Update we have an opportunity to show our thanks for the community’s dedication and feedback which serves as the north star guiding us to evolve the player experience of Halo Infinite."
"The Winter Update marks a major step forward for our game and studio, but this is just the first step of that evolution. The team is actively working on key player experience priorities across the game to address areas of feedback, and we are targeting another game update before the end of this year."
"Your support is greatly appreciated, and we can’t wait to turn this corner with you all in 2023 as we look to shorter seasons, a more regular stream of content, and bigger things to come."
Not everything the team originally planned made the cut here though, including the cancellation of local campaign co-op. 343 addressed this topic recently, stating that split screen co-op "is not something that we can commit to".