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‘Halo Infinite’ release date delay gives PS5 a huge win over Xbox Series X

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“We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision,” Studio Head Chris Lee wrote in the message, citing “multiple factors” that include “ongoing COVID-related impacts.”

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X has just suffered its first major blow in the upcoming next-gen console war against Sony’s PlayStation 5: Halo Infinite, which was originally supposed to be the flagship launch title, has been delayed to 2021. Is this where the tide turns for Xbox?

Developer 343 Industries announced the news in a from the official Halo Twitter account on Tuesday and on the official .

“We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision,” Studio Head Chris Lee wrote in the message, citing “multiple factors” that include “ongoing COVID-related impacts.”

The post explains that it’s “not sustainable for the well-being of [the] team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.” The news comes barely more than two weeks after a major Halo Infinite gameplay reveal that aired during a July 23 games showcase. Following a mostly negative fan reaction to the graphics showcased during the presentation, an ugly Brute the community named Craig became a , and the development team went on to respond directly to the criticism at the end of July in a .

All that negative feedback likely impacted ongoing development plans at 343. We may never know for certain, but for Halo Infinite to be missing on the day Xbox Series X launches could be a massive blow to Microsoft. Whether or not it has a long-term impact on the console’s sales, it remains a significant short-term disadvantage to Microsoft for the coming months.

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