A big Halo Infinite community update is in the works, but there are currently no plans for the game to be at The Video Game Awards, 343 Industries confirmed.
In the weekly discussion thread on the Halo subreddit, 343 Industries community director Brian Jarrard stopped by to share that plans for a community update are in the works, but not in time for the VGAs.
“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 writes.
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“Putting together something like a demo or a big beat for the VGAs is an enormous amount of work and would cause challenges with the current milestones of the holidays,” Jarrard added.
Presently, Jarrard says 343 is still “going through the huge cascade of implications and ramifications” that appeared after the studio announced it will delay Halo Infinite to 2021. The new Master Chief adventure was supposed to be a launch title for the Xbox Series X, but the developers felt it required more time to get right.
Of particular note is Jarrard’s use of the word “restart” to describe the official press around Halo Infinite. After a tepid gameplay demo reveal, 343 has taken Halo Infinite back into development and hired Halo series veterans like Joseph Staten to bring the title “back on track.”
It’s unclear what the current state of Halo Infinite is, the developers are clearly taking the feedback from the gameplay reveal, which was criticized for its art style and fidelity, during this summer’s Xbox Games showcase seriously.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
Source: IGN Video Games All