Developer 343 Industries and Microsoft revealed Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode at the recent Gamescom event but left out information related to the campaign mode. In a blog post, Halo Infinite’s Creative Head, Joseph Staten has explained the reason behind now showing any campaign mode footage.
“The whole Halo Infinite team is in shutdown mode. This means we’re done with feature work and focused on crushing high-priority bugs. We’re spending lots of time playing the game, verifying fixes, and generally doing all we can to ensure Campaign (and Multiplayer!) plays great on all platforms—from an original, 8-year-old Xbox One to a brand new, ultra-spec PC. This is a very challenging task, even for a large and experienced team,” he said.
He adds “gameplay demos and trailers not only take a huge amount of effort to do well, they also take cycles away from bugs and other shutdown tasks.”
Fans can look forward to gameplay footage in the future
Staten added that he himself has played the campaign multiple times and he finds something new in every run. The previously released campaign gameplay was heavily criticized as it featured lackluster graphics. But 343 Industries promised to address them and deliver a graphically optimized game. Staten says Halo Infinite is now “super fun” to play and they will share captured gameplay, trailers, and other content once all bugs are fixed.
Halo Infinite release date
Halo Infinite is scheduled to release on December 8, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows (Microsoft and Steam storefronts). The game will only have campaign mode and multiplayer at launch.