Developers at 343 Industries, which is the studio behind the upcoming release of Halo Infinite, have revealed that another delay for the game was considered at one point. While the game’s current launch window of “Holiday 2021” now seems officially locked in, the studio has said that this wasn’t always the case and that conversations were had this year about pushing Infinite back even further.
News of these delay considerations for Halo Infinite were detailed by 343 Industries in a new development update video for the game. Perhaps the most notable thing that this video revealed is that Halo Infinite won’t contain both campaign co-op or Forge at launch, both of which are major features that have appeared in previous Halo titles. Rather than delaying the game as a whole, though, 343 said it opted to just push back these specific aspects to later seasons in order to still make the Holiday 2021 release window.