A short while back, 343 Industries promised a ‘high level’ update on the status of Halo Infinite – which was later followed by rumours of a Spring 2021 release date. 343 has since delivered its official update, confirming Halo Infinite is now targeting a Fall 2021 launch window.
In a detailed blog post regarding the game, Halo veteran and Infinite campaign creative lead, Joseph Staten, said: “After Reach shipped, I became a Halo fan, cheering-on 343i from the sidelines. But I’ve spent the last four months immersing myself back into the Halo universe, and it’s my honor as creative director to help our team ship Halo Infinite in Fall 2021.”
“Yep, that’s when the game is coming out. And from now until then, every one of us at 343i and our great partner teams will be building, testing, and polishing an experience we hope all of you love.”
Back when Halo Infinite gameplay was revealed, there were criticisms regarding the graphics. A big portion of this update focuses on graphics and art. The development team tells us to expect changes for indirect lighting, materials, foliage, tree rendering, clouds, level of detail transitions, character fidelity and more. With that in mind, the next time we see Halo Infinite in action, it should be a much better looking game.
The post ends with the following statement: “Truly, Halo Infinite is a world in which I love spending time and that I’m thrilled to return to, both as a designer and a player. On behalf of the entire team, thank you for your patience and your passion. We can’t wait for you to join us on the Halo Infinite adventure, first with Insider flighting later next year, and then when we ship in Fall 2021.”
There are some details on multiplayer and ‘live’ features/customisation too, so it is worth reading the full update post HERE.
KitGuru Says: From the sounds of it, a lot of improvements are coming to Halo Infinite over the next year. Hopefully the next time we see it, it will be a more impressive looking game, particularly on PC and Xbox Series X. Are many of you still looking forward to Halo Infinite?