Halo Infinite Being Cancelled on Xbox One Rumors Are Circulating Again [Update]
The lack of Xbox One being mentioned in an employees experience leads fans to speculate on whether the last-generation version has been scrapped.
Update: Whilst these fresh rumors are circulating, John Junyszek, 343 Industries community manager has once again, reaffirmed that the game is not being cancelled on Xbox One. See it for yourself below!
Nope. Please let me enjoy the holidays 🤪
— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) December 22, 2020
In August, the announcement that 343 Industries was delaying Halo Infinite to next year came as a surprise to many. The title was scheduled to be launching in November on PC and alongside the Xbox Series X | S launch. It was also confirmed that it’d be launching on Xbox One, but following the delay, rumors came about that suggested that version would be scrapped, that was until 343 Industries’ community manager reaffirmed that the game would be coming to Xbox One.
More speculation has now fled to social media regarding the fate of Halo Infinite on last-generation consoles after the UI art lead on the game, Chad Mirshak has had his LinkedIN profile nosed at. And as you can see in the screenshot embedded in the tweet below, his experience lists the game as coming to Xbox Series X | S and PC with a to be decided date for 2021.
W or L ?! 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/NO9hrLQi0S
— Joe Miller (@JoeMiller101) December 22, 2020
Looking into this more, his LinkedIN “About” section details the game as still coming to Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X | S and PC, but then who really keeps their about section updated these days? Interestingly though, Chad’s Behance page also mentions Halo Infinite in his profile and is detailed as. “where I’m currently wrapping up the interface design for the upcoming “Halo Infinite” on XBOX Series X and PC. ”
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the last generation version of the game has been scrapped, but personally, I wouldn’t be at all surprised. Yes, I’m going to bring it up, but given the release of Cyberpunk 2077 performing awfully on last-generation consoles, it wouldn’t surprise me if a choice was made to avoid risking a repeat. This isn’t to say that 343 Industries can’t optimize the game, but it’s just food for thought I guess.
But then the LinkedIN update detailing “TBD 2021” means that this information could have been updated at any point between August to December of this year.
Xbox has been fairly confident that its first-party games will be cross-generation, available on last-generation and the new Xbox Series X | S consoles, After the gameplay reveal back in July, experts analyzed the footage and determined that what was shown could be fixed.
This is all obvious speculation, and not to be taken as confirmation until an official response has been issued. For now, we can expect Halo Infinite to be launching next year on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC until otherwise stated.
Note: Again, this is a rumor, let’s not call anyone names and liars — I see you, social media. Instead have lovely conversations about the topic.