Developer 343 Industries have announced that their upcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite will launch on December 8 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows (Microsoft and Steam storefronts). Back in June, Xbox Head Phil Spencer stated that the development team was very committed to a holiday season release of the game.
Begin your Spartan Journey on December 8, 2021 – and, prepare for battle with a #HaloInfinite Limited Edition Xbox Series X Bundle, and Elite Series 2 Controller.
— Halo (@Halo) August 25, 2021
Here’s how Halo Infinite will look like at launch
At launch, the game will include a story-driven campaign and a free-to-play multiplayer with two game modes- Arena and Big Team Battle (BTB). The game offers character customization options and players can earn new cosmetic items by playing the campaign, multiplayer, or through the Battle Pass.
As for co-op, fans have to wait till next year. Earlier this week, 343 Industries confirmed that Halo Infinite will not have campaign co-op and Forge during launch. Joseph Staten, Halo Infinite’s Head of Creative said campaign co-op is expected in season 2, about three months after launch, followed by Forge in season 3, about six months after launch.
The game has been optimized for Xbox Series X/S and will deliver higher frame rates, 4K resolution, and faster load times.
Limited edition Xbox Series X and controller
Microsoft and 343 Industries have also unveiled an Xbox Series X- Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle that contains a Limited Edition Xbox Series X console, a Limited Edition Xbox Series X Controller, and Halo Infinite game. It features a design “imprinted with stars as seen from the surface of the Zeta Halo, a Cortana blue vent, and iridium gold accents around dark metallic paneling.” You can pre-order the bundle here.
The new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2- Halo Infinite Limited Edition features a battle-scarred Mjolnir theme, adjustable-tension thumbsticks, shorter hair trigger locks, wrap-around rubberized grip, customization options, and more. You can pre-order the controller here.
The limited-edition bundle and controller will be shipped from November 15, 2021.