343 Industries Confirms No Halo Infinite Appearance For The Game Awards, But A “High Level” Update Is To Come In The Weeks Ahead


Posted on November 17, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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In hindsight for the highly-anticipated Halo Infinite, developer 343 Industries is still planning to reveal more of the next big installment for the franchise in the coming weeks. Of course, with the game now being shelved until 2021 next year thanks to issues internally affecting the game’s outcome, many fans that got to sample some of the game back during the Xbox Game Showcase in July are surly hungry for more.

Since the game’s pushed release, 343 Industries most notably recruited franchise veteran Joe Staten to helm the team with a leading position ensuring development is underway in a positive direction. Despite the later discovery of studio lead Chris Lee departing last month, the series is projected to still be in good hands despite Lee’s absence on the project.

In anticipation for more to be revealed, it was told in this week’s Halo Weekly Discussion that fans looking forward to December’s Game Awards will be disappointed. However, there will be an update held by 343 Industry in the coming weeks.

Right now we’re still going through the huge cascade of implications and ramifications to the release shift and the team is heads down working through nearly every facet of the game. Full disclosure we don’t have anything planned for the VGAs, but are hoping to offer at least a high level update within the next few weeks so we can kind of restart this journey together after the holidays.

Pulling together something like a demo or big beat for the VGAs is an enormous amount of work and would cause challenges with current milestones of the holidays. I know it’s hard to wait, but the team is going to make the most of this extra time and we want to make sure we can put our best foot forward and commit to greater transparency and dialog on the road ahead. We’ll get there and get the train going again.

Brian Jarrard, 343 Industries Community Director

So while there will not be a traditional announcement to refresh players with Halo Infinite at the annual awards show, 343 Industries tells that fans can expect to learn more fairly soon. When gathering from the statement with reference of The Game Awards, it is suspected the update could drop around the same time as the Geoff Keighley-held show.

One thing many fans are worried is how Halo Infinite will be distributed. It was originally disclosed that Halo Infinite was contemplated, but later brushed off to ship in different segments. But in a recent interview with Kotaku, Xbox lead Phil Spencer did offer that the idea is back on the table despite denouncing efforts to pursue the initiative. But if news is to come on the game soon, we might hear more on the matters then.

In other Halo-related news as of recent, 343 Industries is shipping Halo 4 today for Halo: The Master Chief Collection this week. The addition is said to include an update for the console version updating the title for Xbox Series X|S and add cross-play to bridge all systems. You can read the latest report by heading here.

Are you planning to keep your eyes peeled for this Halo Infinite update?

Halo Infinite is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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