Halo Infinite won’t be getting a co-op option for Campaign mode until May 2022 at the earliest, and Forge mode will be even further down the line.
Speaking to Eurogamer, 343 head of creative Joseph Staten confirmed that the game’s extension of Halo Infinite Season 1 means the two much-requested features have been delayed.
When 343 announced that Campaign co-op and Forge would not be in the launch game, it made clear that the former would drop during Season 2, and the latter in Season 3. Staten confirmed that, with Season 1 now taking place for around 6 months instead of the planned 3, that means those modes have also been pushed back. Season 2 should begin in May 2022, with Season 3 likely to be around August/September.
Staten couldn’t offer firm release dates for either, however: “We can’t commit to any hard dates right now, because as we’re seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us. If it turns out that our progression system just isn’t working the way that we intended, if we need to move some of these bigger rocks sooner, then we as a team will make those decisions and will clearly communicate to our fans why we’re why we’re doing certain things.”
As Staten mentions, the team has rapidly had to respond to complaints about the game’s Battle Pass progression system, after players found it to be a grind. Staten’s comments suggest that more work could be done on that system over time.
Despite that response, Halo Infinite’s early multiplayer launch has been received broadly positively, seeing huge success on Steam as well as Xbox’s own platforms. Campaign mode will be released on December 8, and we’ve got 5 minutes of gameplay to show you early.
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