Halo Infinite still scheduled for Holiday 2020, team working from home

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Halo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter from Microsoft.
  • Development has been going on for years now.
  • 343 Industries is doing everything it can to ship it on time.
  • However, the safety of its employees comes first, so there are no guarantees.

Halo Infinite is an upcoming first-person shooter from 343 Industries. It's a spiritual reboot of the franchise, while continuing the story beyond Halo 5. There are rumors floating around that it's an open-world title, but we haven't received any confirmation on this yet. Hopefully, all of our questions will be answered when Microsoft hosts its digital-only E3 event.

Development on Halo Infinite has been going on for a while, but it looks like as of now, the coronavirus outbreak hasn't impacted a lot. According to a report by IGN, 343 Industries said the following about how coronavirus was affecting Halo Infinite.

We're removing all the obstacles in our path and tracking well, but need to be mindful of our current limitations and understand that the coronavirus situation may get worse before it gets better. Rest assured that every single one of us is doing everything in our power to continue developing and delivering quality Halo experiences while we adjust to this new way of life... getting creative to make sure they can do their best from outside the studio... Both 343 and Microsoft's leadership teams have been providing constant updates with how the COVID-19 situation is progressing, how our projects are progressing, and recommendations on how best to stay safe during these unprecedented times... Please remember that this is bigger than games and bigger than Halo. Practice social distancing whenever possible... wash your hands, and do your best to keep it clean. We're all in this together.

IGN added, "the game remains on schedule to launch this holiday, though the way in which developers at 343 Industries work on the project has changed substantially."

Let's hope the team stays safe because the lives of developers are infinite more important than when Halo Infinite launches.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.