In an interview with Eurogamer, 343 Industries head of creative Joseph Staten announced the campaign co-op and Forge modes for Halo Infinite will not release on schedule.
The original plan was to release co-op in Season 2 and Forge in Season 3. However, 343 Industries recently decided to extend Season 1 through May 2022. As a result, the modes will not release when originally intended.
“Yes, we are extending Season 1. So our goal still remains what I said before, which is to ship campaign co-op with Season 2 and Forge with Season 3,” said Staten.
“But those remain goals. Those remain targets. And we can’t commit to any hard dates right now, because as we’re seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us.”
Staten also said the team will “clearly communicate” if things continue to shuffle. He called the two Halo Infinite game modes “really big promises” that the team needs to make good on.
The announcement means Halo Infinite is even more of a staggered release than before. The multiplayer beta is available now, with the single-player campaign arriving in a few weeks.
That said, impressions on both have been positive. The multiplayer needs a bit more tweaking when it comes to XP, though 343 Industries is at least aware.