Halo Infinite Delayed — How The Internet Reacted To The Big Xbox Series X News – GameSpot

Microsoft’s marquee Xbox Series X launch title, Halo Infinite, has been delayed to 2021. Developer 343 Industries said the shift to a work-from-home environment was one part of the reason behind the delay, and that it will give the team the time to “deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision.”

Needless to say, the internet had a lot to say about the delay, and we’re rounding up some of the hot takes people have put out on social media.

Halo Infinite is now scheduled for release in 2021, but a more specific date has not been announced yet. The delay is big news because Halo Infinite would have been the first Halo game to release as a launch title for new Xbox hardware since the original Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001.

While Halo Infinite is now coming in 2021, Microsoft still plans to release the Xbox Series X this year–a November release date has now been confirmed. The platform will have “thousands” of titles available at launch thanks to its backwards compatibility support for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the original Xbox.

Halo’s community director, Brian Jarrard, reflected that he understands the delay news is “disappointing.” However, he also mentioned he’s been overwhelmed to see the Halo community’s response to the news and their support of 343 doing what it needs to do to get the game finished.

Halo’s community manager, John Junyszek, shared a similar sentiment. “The Halo community is the best community,” he said, adding the fist-bump emoji to his tweet.

Mat Piscatella, who is an analyst at the research firm NPD, said in his own tweet that people should remember and respect the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic and have patience and understanding regarding Halo Infinite’s delay.

Waypoint reporter Patrick Klepek added that he heard that 343’s shift to a work-from-home environment had an “especially big impact” on the final stages of Halo Infinite’s development.

Ace Watkins, the fake gamer president, sounded off on the delay as well with a joke about Joe Biden announcing Kamala Harris as his running mate on the same day as this news about Halo.

Windows Central reporter Jez Corden joked that 343 delayed Halo Infinite to further incorporate Craig the Brute into the game. It’s a joke, but we hope 343 does actually include an Easter Egg or some other nod to the popular meme.

Wushu Studios communications manager Shinobi602 said it was commendable for 343 to delay Halo Infinite, given it was the flagship launch title for Series X.

Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski said he welcomes the news about Halo Infinite’s delay if it means the end product will be better. “Take your time, team, and eventually, shut up and take my money,” he said.

Twitter user 9 V O L T brought up the memorable Shigeru Miyamoto quote to reference Halo Infinite’s delay, but with a more humorous spin.

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