Halo Infinite Won’t be at The Game Awards but 343 Industries Says it Will Have an Update Coming Soon
Halo Infinite has been confirmed to not have a new demo appear at The Game Awards, but a new update on the project is said to be coming soon.
News on Halo Infinite has been nearly nonexistent since Microsoft and 343 Industries announced earlier this year that the next-gen shooter would be delayed to 2021. Ahead of what is likely the year’s largest remaining video game event, The Game Awards, some fans have started to theorize that perhaps Infinite could reappear at the showing next month. It turns out, however, this won’t be the case.
In a thread over on Reddit, 343 Community Director Brian Jarrard confirmed that the studio has no plans to show off Halo Infinite during The Game Awards. That being said, it doesn’t sound as though there will continue to be a lingering silence around the project for long.
“Full disclosure we don’t have anything planned for the VGAs, but are hoping to offer at least a high level update within the next few weeks so we can kind of restart this journey together after the holidays,” Jarrard said in response to questions of Infinite appearing at the event. “Pulling together something like a demo or big beat for the VGAs is an enormous amount of work and would cause challenges with current milestones of the holidays. I know it’s hard to wait, but the team is going to make the most of this extra time and we want to make sure we can put our best foot forward and commit to greater transparency and dialog on the road ahead. We’ll get there and get the train going again.”
This is perhaps unsurprising in some regards and it continues to show that 343 is clearly keeping its cards close to the chest until it has something more to show of Infinite. Still, I am curious to see what this “high level update” Jarrard mentioned will feature. At this point, any new trailers or gameplay seems to be out of the question, but I imagine the studio will provide some general guidance on what it plans to do in order to launch the game next year.
For now, all we really know about Halo Infinite is that it’s planned to release next year across Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. As for The Game Awards, this year’s event is set to occur on December 10. Even if Halo itself doesn’t end up appearing, perhaps something else from Xbox Game Studios will.