Halo Infinite's cooperative campaign mode will not be added until May 2022 at the earliest. This is roughly half a year after the release of the game's multiplayer, which dropped earlier this week.
In an interview with Eurogamer, 343 Industries Head of Creative Joseph Staten confirmed that an earlier decision to extend Season 1 to May 2022 will also affect the release dates of campaign co-op and Forge modes.
"At the time that we talked about campaign co-op and Forge I said our goal is to ship campaign co-op in Season 2 and our goal is to ship Forge with Season 3," Staten said. "Yes, we are extending Season 1. So our goal still remains what I said before, which is to ship campaign co-op with Season 2 and Forge with Season 3."
There is no official word on how long Season 2 will run or when exactly Forge or co-op campaign modes will be released. The Halo Infinite team has not set a definite release date for either mode because they want to be able to remain flexible in how they handle the future of the game.
"And we can't commit to any hard dates right now, because as we're seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us," Staten said.
Staten explained 343 Industries' rationale for the Season 1 extension in a Halo Waypoint blog post earlier this week.
"We made the decision to extend Season 1 to give ourselves more time to ensure Season 2 meets our high quality bar and so we can finish development for Season 2 in a healthy and sustainable way for our team," Staten said.
Fortunately though, the Season 1 extension also came with additional events, cosmetics and other content intended to keep the season's content from feeling too stretched out.