Halo Infinite finally has a release date.
The leaks were right: 343 Industries and Microsoft will release Halo Infinite on December 8th, 2021—over a year after it was supposed to come out as an Xbox Series X launch title.
Unfortunately, the game won’t be releasing with all its components. Both campaign co-op and the Forge will release at later dates, leaving players with fewer ways to play the tentpole Xbox shooter.
Campaign co-op will launch in Season 2 of the game’s live-service (which features a cool Battle Pass that you can finish even after a season ends) and the Forge will land in a later season, so expect both these features to arrive in 2022.
Halo Infinite has been a bit of a controversial title since it was first debuted about a year ago, leaving fans less than thrilled by gameplay and graphics that felt decidedly last-gen. Whether the game will be ready for the big time when it comes out in just over three months remains to be seen.
I just hope the campaign isn’t as bad as Halo 5’s was. We shall see.