Halo Infinite: Leak in the Microsoft Store probably reveals the release

Halo Infinite: Leak in the Microsoft Store probably reveals the release

Halo Infinite

During the Xbox event on Tuesday, Halo Infinite was surprisingly missing - Microsoft instead showed new gameplay from Forza Horizon 5 and other games. Nevertheless, maybe even today, more information about the shooter could be pending. A leak in the Microsoft Store indicates that 343 Industries would like to unveil the release of Halo Infinite.

For a few minutes there was an appointment on the shooter's product page. Halo Infinite (buy now) is expected to be released on December 8, 2021 for PC, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One. The date was quickly replaced by a placeholder. Tom Warren (journalist at The Verge) confirmed the release again via Twitter. It is conceivable that Microsoft is planning the unveiling tonight during Gamescom Opening Night Live. The event can be followed in the live stream from 8 p.m. It was announced in advance that Xbox Games Studios would be part of the show.

Just a few days ago, the developers announced that some features of Halo Infinite would not be ready in time for the launch. This is, for example, the co-op campaign, which is only submitted within three months of the release. Players will have to wait up to six months for Forge mode. The single-player campaign and the multiplayer - which this time will appear with a free-2-play model - are ready for launch. Originally, Halo Infinite was supposed to go on sale for the release of the Xbox Series X / S in November 2020 - the title then needed a little more time.

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Long-awaited 'Halo Infinite' is releasing December 8 according to leak

a person wearing a costume © Image: 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

Halo Infinite finally has a launch date. It’s Dec. 8, 2021, according to a listing on the Microsoft Store that slipped out earlier on Wednesday. The Verge reported that the date is accurate, per an unnamed source it said is familiar with Microsoft’s plans. The release date is expected to be confirmed at Gamescom 2021.

Originally announced with a trailer in the summer of 2018, Halo Infinite was first expected alongside the launch of the Xbox Series X in November 2020. But last summer, 343 Industries took stock of a situation that included a poorly received gameplay trailer, and a development schedule severely pinched by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and announced Halo Infinite would be delayed.

Halo Infinite will launch with a free-to-play multiplayer mode and a single-player campaign, but it won’t have co-operative campaign multiplayer or its map-editing Forge mode at launch. It’s still unknown what Microsoft’s plans are for Halo Infinite and an Xbox Game Pass launch, if the company intends put its showpiece in Game Pass’ library.

The sixth main chapter in the sprawling space saga is launching for Windows PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. In an Xbox Wire post in June, Joseph Staten, the game’s creative head, said Halo Infinite’s campaign will reveal Cortana’s fate, and introduce “The Weapon,” an AI created to stop her.

“Together with the Pilot, the Master Chief, and the Weapon begin an epic adventure to explore Zeta Halo, defeat the Banished forces who control the ring, and unravel even more mysteries along the way,” Staten said.