Halo Infinite Co-Op Aiming for Late August Release
Halo Infinite's delayed online co-op is now looking at a late-August release window.
Last month, it was revealed by 343 Industries that Halo Infinite's long-awaited online co-op mode had been delayed once again. After first being slated for a release during Season 1, it was later revealed that the mode would not be available on its May 3 release - opting to launch it sometime later during Season 2.
Thanks to a recent blog update, 343 have revealed that they're now aiming for a late-August release date. The studio provided fans with a 2022 roadmap for Halo Infinite, as of April 22. The roadmap revealed what lies ahead for the online multiplayer, and what 343 Industries is continuing to prioritze:
- Addressing issues negatively impacting player experience.
- Completing Season 2 and delivering it as promised on May 3.
- Continuing work on Campaign Co-op, Forge, and Season 3.
According to the blog post, "This roadmap reflects the same studio prioritiesthat we shared back in March with a “priority zero” of team health and getting ourselves into a sustainable development rhythm so that we can deliver great experiences to all of you while maintaining a healthy work/life balance."
The studio acknowledged that they need to put out "more content and more features more quickly," but still need to ensure a good work/life balance for its team.
While no definitive release date has been revealed, it's important to note that the Campaign Network Co-Op is only targeted for a late-August release. The mode could still see itself subjected to further delays, which fans may need to prepare themselves for.
The blog post concluded by thanking fans for their patience, and hinted that there are some big things on the horizon. "Thank you for your passion and patience as we embark on the road ahead."
"We’re fired up to deliver what’s already on the roadmap as well as to deliver other content and experiences that we’re not ready to reveal just yet… but that we can’t wait for you to play."