Halo Infinite Devs Denies Rumors of Xbox One Version Cancellation

343 Industries has denied any and all rumor of cancelling Xbox One version of upcoming sci-fi shooter Halo Infinite.

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Halo Infinite Devs Denies Rumors of Xbox One Version Cancellation

Though announced as a launch title for next-generation console, upcoming first-person military shooter game Halo Infinite from developer 343 Industries and publisher Xbox Game Studios had to delay until 2021 because of fan- backlash.

Since they have moved from original release window, rumors start circulating that development has moved for PC and Xbox Series X/S only. 343 Industries denied these reports online and has confirmed its release for cross-gen platforms.

Recently, a user on Twitter pointed it out that UI art lead Chad Mirshak only added PC and Xbox Series X/S versions of Halo Infinite on his LinkedIn profile, leaving out Xbox One and it lead to a rumor of 343 cancelling current-gen version.

They eventually included "XB1" to list of platforms later and community manager John Junyszek has refuted it afterwards by saying, "Nope." There were rumors of Halo Infinite being pushed to 2022 but it was also denied by 343 Industries.

A user on Twitter pointed out a missing info in LinkedIn page of a developer and it was quickly addressed.

Junyszek didn't provide any further detail regarding what 343 is planning for Xbox One version of Halo Infinite though. Players who are still playing on Xbox One or yet to get Xbox Series X console were slightly disappointed by his reply.

Many of them believe development is being held back from issues caused by old hardware and 343 Industries is potentially wasting valuable resources to release next Halo game for a soon to be last-generation console system at this point.

Following official gameplay reveal for Halo Infinite at Xbox Games Showcase digital event, fans started complaining how terrible enemy design looked and many theorized that it was probably because of current-gen hardware limitation.

Almost immediately after that, Infinite was pushed back to next year for a second time to meet fan expectation. 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross stated lately that though delayed, Halo series fans are going to get a game that they deserve.

343 Industries revealed a confirmed release window for Halo Infinite earlier this month, which is currently scheduled for late 2021. However, there could be more delays given current global situation due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Halo Infinite is currently set to release in fall of 2021 for PC, Steam, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Although meant to be a launch title for Microsoft's next-gen console, 343 had to postpone its release because it didn't seem sustainable.
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