After waiting over a year longer than originally planned, we finally have a release date for Halo: Infinite.
The highly anticipated action sci-fi shooter from Microsoft was originally due to release last year alongside the launch of the Xbox Series S/X, but due to development complications, the game was delayed. Up until this point, we only knew that it would be some time in 2021. Now we know for sure. Halo: Infinite will release on December 8, 2021.
News of this broke a little earlier than Microsoft seems to have intended. The date was confirmed during Gamescom Opening Night Live, where the games Creative Lead Joseph Staten confirmed the date. But we actually heard about the date earlier that day, when it was discovered on the Halo: Infinite Microsoft Store page. Its a classic case of updating the store page too early.
This is also a month later than what the Donut advertisement claimed, making us believe they were referring to Halos anniversary and not accidentally leaking the release date.
December is still a handful of months away, but were happy to finally know when well get to play it. Unlike past games, Halo: Infinite will have a separate, free-to-play multiplayer option, the main campaign will still be available as a traditional purchase. Too bad it wont have co-op at launch.