Despite The Recent Reports, Halo Infinite Is Still Scheduled To Release For Xbox One

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Among the plenty of controversy for Halo Infinite ranging from the game’s delay, the state of the visual appearance for the title, and even including sprinting in the full version, there is one complaint that outweighs the noisiest issue. It is that Halo Infinite will be a cross-generation release. While the game is targeted to be a console seller for the Xbox Series X|S, the project is still coming to the last-generation Xbox One.

Though many give the argument that the Xbox Series S is a worthy scapegoat to holding back next-gen titles, the same is put on steroids for the Halo Infinite version that is in development. And it is rightly backed as even Digital Foundry voices concerns for the game releasing on the older device. Although rumors linger of the version being discarded, 343 Industries worded that the Xbox One is still expecting Halo Infinite.

However, in a new report that has been tossed around Twitter today, it is suggested that the game is removing its Xbox One listing after all. Upon discovering the LinkedIn profile for UI Art Lead Chad Mirshak, his role at 343 Industries lists Halo Infinite for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

But, it seems that was only a mistake on Mirshak’s behalf as he later addressed the issue and added the Xbox One version. Even more, 343 Industries already commented on behalf of the Xbox One version being removed previously – it is not happening. “There are no plans to change our 2021 release or the devices and platforms we’ll be supporting,” John Junyszek, Halo Community Manager wrote on Twitter back in August.

So for the developer to refute its own statement a few months later just doesn’t add up. While many are vocal to the idea with good reason as to why the Xbox One version should be cancelled, the recent claim is not enough to dictate the title shipping for Xbox Series X|S and PC uniquely. So until 343 Industries makes the official statement, Halo Infinite is still a go for Xbox One.

Elsewhere recently, 343 Industries in a new Halo Waypoint update for Halo Infinite pressed on the game’s visuals since the July gameplay demo and featured some still images of the game’s multiplayer. You can read the full report by heading here.

Which platform do you plan to pick up Halo Infinite for?

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

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