343 Industries has released a new Halo Infinite Development Update video today, and there’s some good news, and some bad news. First off, it’s now confirmed that Halo Infinite campaign co-op won’t be available at launch!
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In the video below, 343 Industries Head of Creative for Halo Infinite Joseph Staten mentions how the team focused on a quality experience at launch, and unfortunately, some compromises had to be made.
Unfortunately, as we focused the team for shutdown and really focused on a quality experience for launch, we made the really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch
In the same video, Staten confirmed the delay of the franchise’s level editor Forge as well, stating, “And we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch as well.”
According to Staten, both co-op and Forge will arrive as a free post-launch title update. Currently, the campaign co-op feature aimed for when Season 2 is available, while Forge is expected to drop as part of Season 3.
While that’s bad news for Halo Infinite fans, the studio reiterated that the game is on track for a Holiday 2021 release, though no official release date has been given just yet.
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