Halo Infinite Cooperative Campaign Delayed

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Developer 343 Industries has delayed the release of Halo Infinite's cooperative campaign.

Gamers looking to play Halo Infinite's campaign or Forge with a friend will have to wait a bit longer. Although previously planned for release during Halo Infinite Season 1, Campaign network co-op will not be arriving on May 3 as planned, and 343 is now aiming to deliver it sometime in Season 2.

The first season of Halo Infinite multiplayer lasted five months. If the second lasts as long, 343 will have a wide window of possible release times.

Halo Infinite Cooperative Campaign Delayed

When talking about why Co-Op is being delayed, 343 Industries wrote in a post on the Halo Waypoint that "the reality is that it's going to take more time to land a high-quality, full-featured 4-player network co-op experience in the massive, wide-open world of Halo Infinite."

"We're also committed to a great 2-player split-screen co-op experience on all Xbox consoles, from the original Xbox One through Xbox One Series X — and the non-linear, wide-open sections of the Campaign present some big challenges for split-screen that have taken us more time to solve." The post goes on to say 343 has a goal of adding Forge during Season 3.

343 Industries outlined three key focuses of the team going ahead: addressing issues negatively impacting the player experience, completing Season 2 and delivering it as promised May 3, and continuing work on Campaign Co-Op, Forge and Season 3. The studio also explained "Priority Zero" which "undergirds everything we do, namely: team health, with an emphasis on getting ourselves into a sustainable development rhythm so that we can deliver great experiences to all of you while keeping a healthy work/life balance."

Ultimately, this means that they will be moving a little slower to provide updates so that they can move faster later on.