Back in August, 343 Industries confirmed that Halo Infinite would not include campaign co-op or Forge mode at launch, pushing them back to coincide with the game's ‘Season Two' content drop. With the early release of Halo Infinite Multiplayer this month, the game's first season of content has been extended, and as a result, these features will take longer to drop.
Season one of Halo Infinite will run through to May 2022, close to half a year. In an interview with Eurogamer this week, Halo Infinite Campaign lead, Joseph Staten, confirmed that the extended season does mean that it will take longer to implement campaign co-op and forge mode.
At this point in time, campaign co-op is still planned for Infinite's second season, but Forge mode has been delayed a bit further, being pushed back to coincide with Infinite's third season of content.
“Yes, we are extending Season 1. So our goal still remains what I said before, which is to ship campaign co-op with Season 2 and Forge with Season 3. But those remain goals”, Staten said. “Those remain targets. And we can't commit to any hard dates right now, because as we're seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us.”
Co-op play has long been a fan favourite feature in Halo games, and Forge mode serves as the series' level editor/custom mode, allowing players to put together creative maps for multiplayer games.
KitGuru Says: It is a huge shame that co-op and Forge won't be available at launch, and the long wait for those features is sure to be disappointing for many fans. Still, so far, the multiplayer seems to be successful and based on early previews this week, the campaign is shaping up to be very good.