It was a busy year for Halo Infinite, as Microsoft showed its first look at the campaign mode in July before announcing in August that the multiplayer element would be free. Another announcement came recently when developer 343 Industries outlined a new feature to customize “covers” for the sci-fi shooter. But some of the Halo players were expecting to see and learn more about the game at this time.
Halo community manager John Junishek responded to a Twitter fan who said Microsoft was “confused”
“I would not agree with the comment about the turtle,” Junishek said. “We’ve just explained what the coverage is, shown two new renderings, and followed up with clarifications here on Twitter. Yes, this may be different news that you may have hoped for, but it’s certainly not distorted.”
Hey Craig – I wouldn’t agree with the turtle comment. We just explained what the coverage is, showed two new visualizations, and followed up with explanations here on Twitter. Yes, this may be different news than you might expect, but it’s certainly not a loss.
– John Junyszek (@Unyshek) October 27, 2020
This is not the first time that Unishek has dealt with turtles in particular. In August, he said 343 would share more details about Halo Infinite when he could, adding that “the plan is definitely not to turtle.”
The latest announcement of the new “coating” system for players’ weapons, armor and skins has been met with criticism from some fans, including the consequences for microtransactions. The first of the new coatings has been declared exclusive to GameStop buyers and people who enjoy sweet snacks, and 343 admits it’s not perfect.
Given that five years have passed since the launch of Halo 5 in 2015, Halo fans are understandably eager to see and learn more about Halo Infinite, especially after the delay. Halo Infinite was arranged to be the title of the Xbox Series X before Microsoft delayed it, in part because of complications related to COVID-19.
The game currently has no release date in 2021, but Xbox Game Pass subscribers will receive it for free on Xbox and PC. In addition, the multiplayer element is free, so anyone can try it out. While Halo Infinite is coming out on the Xbox Series X and S, it will also be coming out on the Xbox One.
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