343 Industries expected to give a 'high level update' on Halo Infinite soon

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

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries' Community Director Brian Jarrard has stated that the developers are going to try and provide a "high level update" regarding Halo Infinite in the coming weeks.
  • However, Halo Infinite will not be at The Game Awards show in 2020.
  • The goal of the update is to "restart this journey together," with the developer aiming to be more transparent and open with fans moving forward.

In a comment on Reddit, 343 Industries' Community Director Brian Jarrard stated that the Halo developer is aiming to try to provide a "high level update" on Halo Infinite in the coming weeks, though the game won't be making an appearance at The Game Awards show this year.

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As you can see in the full statement, the goal of this update is to "restart this journey together" with fans by committing to greater transparency and communication with the Halo fanbase moving forward. Considering a lack of transparency is one of the biggest issues the community has with the studio right now, this is good to hear. There's no telling what specifically this "high level update" will be, but if we had to guess, we expect that it will be a lengthy and in-depth blog post with countless work-in-progress images and thorough developer commentaries. Ultimately, though, only time will tell.

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, as it provides access to all of the pre-Xbox One era Halo shooters for an incredible price. If you're playing on a new Xbox Series X or S, don't miss our guide to the best Xbox Series X and Series S headsets so you can get the most out of Halo's amazing music and sound.

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  • The graphic style of the Infinite demo was sooo bad. It looked “animated” instead of the more realistic look Halo has held dear even since Halo 1.
  • I have pretty low expectations for the coming update. I've accepted this is likely pushed back a full year, since it's a tent pole franchise you rarely see launch in the relative doldrums of spring game releases. Hopefully it and Forza can make a nice 1-2 punch, if nothing else. Maybe there will be a small benefit from the delay and they'll consider porting over Halo 5 to PC with the extra time to release. I think that would be a big plus to drive interest in the continued story for PC fans who maybe haven't gotten to absorb the story fully from their side of things.
  • Maybe they announce a multi-player Alpha and beta event. Would love to see Halo 5 get ported to PC and maybe even get a DLC that leads into Halo infinite.
  • I think they've bitten off a hell of a lot more than they can chew and every article I read is making me less and less interested in this game.
  • I'd rather wait another year than be disappointed by what's supposed to be Halo Reloaded.
  • Its clear now this game has allot of problems that go well beyond the visuals being lackluster.
  • Really great to miss the launch, but probably good decision.
    The real fail of this génération is the IA, 343 ?
    Always most powerful console, but same simple minds ennemies and gameplay ?
    Level challenge.