Following a delay away from the Xbox Series X|S launch window, fans have still been hotly anticipating Halo Infinite. Of course, fans have then connected the dots and hypothesised online that we’ll see more word on the game at The Game Awards, a historically big spot for game announcements in the past few years. Well, it looks like it won’t be that simple, and fans will be disappointed.
343 Community Director Brian Jarrad was quick to control these expectations, halting them but assuring the team is still hard at work on the game. Commenting on a weekly discussion thread on the Halo subreddit, they had the following to say:
“Right now we’re still going through the huge cascade of implications and ramifications to the release shift and the team is heads down working through nearly every facet of the game. Full disclosure we don’t have anything planned for the VGAs, but are hoping to offer at least a high level update within the next few weeks so we can kind of restart this journey together after the holidays. Pulling together something like a demo or big beat for the VGAs is an enormous amount of work and would cause challenges with current milestones of the holidays. I know it’s hard to wait, but the team is going to make the most of this extra time and we want to make sure we can put our best foot forward and commit to greater transparency and dialog on the road ahead. We’ll get there and get the train going again.”
After the flack the game got for its last gameplay footage, Halo Infinite is desperately in need of some good will. So, while we won’t expect word at the Game Awards, a “high level update” hopefully will deliver. Time will tell.