Halo Infinite has gone gold
Master Chief's latest adventure is locked in for December 8.
What you need to know
- 343 Industries shared on Friday that Halo Infinite has gone gold.
- "Gone gold" is a phrase that refers to the game's content being ready for launch, meaning disc-based copies can be printed.
- Halo Infinite is scheduled to launch on Dec. 8, 2021.
Halo Infinite has gone gold, 343 Industries confirmed today during a livestream. While the multiplayer for the game is already available in beta, with progress carrying over to the full launch, the content for the campaign is now locked in later in the year.
"Going gold" is a phrase in the gaming industry that refers to when content was ready to be printed on to disc and shipped out. It doesn't mean a game can't get a day-one patch, but at this point, the release date should be locked in. Our preview for Halo Infinite's campaign is now available, with the first four missions of the game showing promise in story, tone and gameplay. We'll have to wait and see how the rest of the campaign pans out in our full review though.
Halo Infinite's campaign is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC. Like all Xbox first-party games, it's also available in Xbox Game Pass at launch.
The next adventure in the saga
A new Great Journey awaits
Halo Infinite is the biggest Xbox game of the year by far, featuring a wide array of maps for players to stomp around with in multiplayer, from classic Arena to Big Team Battle.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.