No Plans to Cancel Xbox One Version of Halo Infinite, According to 343 Industries

No Plans to Cancel Xbox One Version of Halo Infinite, According to 343 Industries - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2020 / 1,989 Views

Publisher Microsoft and developer 343 Industries earlier this month announced Halo Infinite will no longer launch alongside the Xbox Series X in November 2020 and has been delayed to 2021. 

There have been rumors Microsoft might be canceling the Xbox One version of Halo Infinite and might even push the game back even further to 2022. However, Halo community manager at 343 Industries John Junyszek via Twitter said the game will still be coming to the Xbox One and will launch in 2021. 

"We're seeing lots of fake 'leaks' out there, so please don't believe everything you read," said Junyszek. "There are no plans to change our 2021 release or the devices and platforms we'll be supporting. We're building Halo Infinite to be the best it can be on each device/platform."

No Plans to Cancel Xbox One Version of Halo Infinite, According to 343 Industries


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments

VAMatt (on 25 August 2020)

That would be pretty messed up to cancel the Xbox One version at this point. People have been anticipating it for a while, and may have purchased an Xbox One X with the understanding that they won't need the new generation system to play the next Halo game. I'm not one of those people, but it is a thought that crossed my mind.


VAMatt (on 25 August 2020)

Plus, Microsoft has essentially guaranteed that all first-party games for the next couple of years will come to the Xbox One. Taking their biggest title out of that wouldn't make any sense.


Azzanation (on 26 August 2020)

Erm there were many games coming from 1st party not mentioned for a X1 release.


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Bandorr (on 26 August 2020)

And what first party games are those? If there are many that are coming out not on the X1 in a couple of years should be easy to list.


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Azzanation (on 26 August 2020)

Hellblade 2, Avowed, Fable 4 just to name afew. I also didn't see X1 for the EverWild game by Rare. Do you guys need more?


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Bandorr (on 26 August 2020)

Lets try this again - with you reading what you responded to. I'll quote it for you.
"for the next couple of years " Two people have said that. You responded to both those people. Yet you missed it twice.

So Sources for Hellblade 2, Avowed, Fable 4 release dates?
They don't even know what everwild IS - so odds are it doesn't have a release date.

So yes I need more. What first party games are releasing in a couple years that are avoiding the XB1?


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method114 (on 26 August 2020)

Hellblade 2 does have a release date and it's all been confirmed to work on Xbox one. The other games Azznation mentioned have no release date.


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Azzanation (on 26 August 2020)

@Bandorr - So you are assuming those games mentions wont be out in 2 more years?


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Bandorr (on 26 August 2020)

Well hellblade will be on xbox one so we can ignore that.
Everwild they have no clue what the game even will be - so yeah not seeing that soon.
They only had trailers for Avowed and Fable 4.

So yes - I am very much assuming they won't be out for a while.


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Norion (on 26 August 2020)

Since this is something a company would lie about until it actually happened I'll still accept either happening as a possibility though I don't know how likely either happening is. I wouldn't really be surprised if one or the other occurred. Ideally neither will and it'll come out in the first half of 2021 in a good state.


StuOhQ (on 26 August 2020)

No arguing that it wouldn't be better overall had it been built for one platform as a focus (at least initially). I think more simultaneous multiplats in the last two gens has contributed to the number of unfinished games releasing.


hunter_alien (on 26 August 2020)

"We're building Halo Infinite to be the best it can be on each device/platform" - Oh boy, it starts to smell like H5 and MCC all over again.


Azzanation (on 26 August 2020)

Do you actually know why Halo MCC came out broken?
Also what was wrong with Halo 5?


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hunter_alien (on 26 August 2020)

Halo MCC's launch is well documented, my friend. The clusterfuck that was that release is proof why I hate SAAS models in general. Also, H5 is pretty much regarded as the most underwhelming entry into the series, by far, and fan reactions and reviews prove it. So yeah, 343i still has some ways to go untill I trust them. The latest Infinite reveal does not bode well for them.


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Azzanation (on 26 August 2020)

Halo 5 was a clean game, did not have many issues, only issue was the direction of the story, something they are fixing with Infinite.

Halo MCC was an over ambition game, trying to get 5 games ranging from 3 different generations with full Multiplayer modes running on 1 device was alittle too much to launch with.

The issues with Infinite is nothing alike. In fact all 3 games have completely seperate issues. Only one had technical issues with MCC.


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