343 Industries developer calls recent Halo Infinite rumors 'unfounded'

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries' Community Director, Brian "Sk37ch" Jarrard, has called recent Halo Infinite rumors "unfounded" in a Tweet.
  • This Tweet refers to recent rumors about Halo Infinite's release date, the inclusion of a battle royale mode, and more.
  • Additionally, Jarrard stated that 343 is currently putting together a year-end update that will give fans an update on the status of Halo Infinite's development.

In a Tweet, 343 Industries' Community Director Brian "Sk37ch" Jarrard called "fresh" Halo Infinite rumors "unfounded." He is referring to recent rumors that claimed that, among other things, Halo Infinite would likely launch between March and June of 2021 and also that the game would have a battle royale mode (here are our thoughts on that subject).

This wasn't the first wave of rumors surrounding Halo Infinite that 343 Industries has publicly debunked, and it probably won't be the last due to how infrequently official information is given. To assuage fan concerns, Jarrard wrote a follow-up Tweet that indicates that the developers understand how frustrating it is to not hear anything official about the game for such a long time, and that 343 Industries is in the process of "pulling together a year-end update" that will give some insight into aspects about Halo Infinite that the developer is "overdue on and eager to talk more about."

Ultimately, for now, all we can hope for is that this end-of-year update clarifies a lot about where this next mainline Halo entry is headed.

Halo Infinite is expected to release sometime in 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs. While you wait for the game, we highly recommend checking out the Master Chief Collection, which provides access to all of the pre-Xbox One era Halo shooters for an incredible price. Also, don't forget to check out our roundup of the best Xbox Series X and Series S headsets as well so that you can hear Halo's legendary music and sound at its best.

Brendan Lowry

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