Microsoft’s 343 Industries studio has heard that some fans might be thinking a Halo Infinite Battle Royale mode will be a thing. The studio has made it clear that there are no plans to implement such a feature. They do understand that fans are frustrated. We’ve been hearing about Halo Infinite for months now, with precious little to show for it.
But on the topic of the battle royale mode, the studio was very emphatic in saying that the “fresh” rumours about the new release are “unfounded.” So despite the delays and other issues, things are proceeding. But ti’s still very understandable why folks are grasping at straws. Some of the first gameplay shown for the new Xbox Series X title debuted months ago, and we’ve heard little since then. In fact, it’s all been pretty bad news.
343 promises that they will do better, and admits that they should have done a better job communicating with gamers. Since the director Chris Lee left the project earlier this year, it seems like things are very rocky though. And that’s just the latest bad news. The delay into 2021 didn’t help matters either, as fans of the iconic shooter franchise are left waiting,
The reports also suggested that the game would be released in four “chapters” over the next decade. This was also called out as unfounded. 343 did refer to the project as a “ten-year” game, which is kind of concerning. Titles like Anthem and Marvel’s Avengers tried this as well, and we all know where they ended up. Many gamers are loathed to trust any game that’s got a multi-year roadmap attached to it. We will just have to wait and see what happens with that, as it’s still way too early to predict what the roadmap looks like for this game.
Halo Infinite was initially set to release alongside Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, and not getting it that time probably hurt a lot of people’s plans. Although it’s OK to be upset over it, unfounded rumors help no one. As these can lead to unrealistic expectations about the game.2