Halo Infinite’s Cooperative Campaign Launches May at Earliest, forge Later
Halo Infinite will be out soon. It launches on December 8 with a single-player campaign. 343 Industries states that the co-op version will not arrive at the exact moment, and you will have to wait until May at the earliest to play with a friend.
Already once, the studio confirmed that the co-op campaign would not be available at launch. It also noted that you cannot play as Master Chief or a buddy until Season 2. Joseph Staten, 343 Industries’ head of creative, has since clarified the timeline. He told Eurogamer that Halo Infinite’s Season 1 extension meant that Season 2 would fall in May and that the campaign co-op would arrive in that month. Maybe.
Forge will be available a little later than usual. The Season 3 level editing mode will be available in Season 3. This means that you’ll need to wait longer than the original six-month plan to get into the game. Although it may seem like a long wait, Microsoft and 343 were just surprised to launch Halo Infinite multiplayer. You can play now. Fanbyte’s impressions of multiplayer are fascinating. It rules.
It can be depressing to see delays, but it is understandable when there have been two years of COVID-19-related obstacles as developers attempt to work together safely on large projects. There are plenty of things we can do, but it’s not as if we are starving. You can keep your hands busy with Pokemon Shining Pearl, or you could wait a bit to get something that tickles your online itch for next year’s Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker. You’ll have plenty to do between now and May while you wait to join Infinite.