What you need to know
- During Gamescom Opening Night Live, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite will release on December 8, 2021.
- The game will include both Campaign and Multiplayer at launch.
- The news was revealed along with a new trailer that showed the character backstory of Spartan Agryna and a trailer that showed off a Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Series X and Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.
During the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream for Gamescom 2021, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite will launch on December 8, 2021. This adds more clarity to the previously-specified Holiday 2021 release date. Many (including us) expected Halo Infinite to arrive in late November on the 20th Anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved's release, but Microsoft has chosen to launch the game in early December instead.
This news was accompanied by a short trailer that showed off the character backstory of Spartan Agryna, the Spartan-IV who trains new Spartans in Halo Infinite's Academy mode. You can watch it below. There was also a short trailer that teased a Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Series X as well as a Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.
Overall, it's great to finally get a release date for Halo Infinite, although it's still frustrating that Halo Infinite won't have co-op campaign or Forge at launch. Despite how disappointing this is, though, we think the game is looking great and we can't wait to get our hands on it in December. How are you feeling about Halo Infinite? Let us know.
For more on Halo Infinite, don't miss our coverage of the Halo Infinite beta schedule. Also, check out our guide to Halo Infinite preorders if you're looking to get your copy of the game ahead of its December 8, 2021 launch (keep in mind that the multiplayer will be a standalone free-to-play experience). Ultimately, we're hoping that Halo Infinite ends up being one of the best Xbox games ever, and we can't to get our hands on the game when it launches.
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