Halo Infinite’s Campaign Co-Op And Forge Modes Have Been Delayed Again

Just yesterday we published our preview of Halo Infinite’s campaign, which you can read right here, after spending a week playing it. So far, it’s been a great experience but players will have to wait to share this experience with mates now that developer 343 Industries has announced that campaign co-op and Forge custom game mode won’t be launching until May of 2022.

In speaking to Eurogamer, Head of Creative at 343 Industries, Joseph Staten explained that due to the recent extension of Halo Infinite’s inaugural multiplayer season, the release of campaign co-op and Forge modes have subsequently been pushed back beyond their initial planned release window.

At the time that we talked about campaign co-op and Forge I said our goal is to ship campaign co-op in Season 2 and our goal is to ship Forge with Season 3,” said Staten, “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. 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,” he continued.

This may come as a disappointment to fans who were hoping to jump into the campaign with a buddy as soon as Halo Infinite officially launches on December 9th of this year but it should also encourage fans to know that 343 Industries is balancing its priorities carefully and making sure that they manage to deliver a game that meets the expectations of its long-term supporters.

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If it turns out that our progression system just isn’t working the way that we intended, if we need to move some of these bigger rocks sooner, then we as a team will make those decisions and will clearly communicate to our fans why we’re why we’re doing certain things. It’s going to be a constant challenge to address some of those bigger rocks that I know players have completely legitimate feedback about,” Staten said. “But we’ve got a couple big things that we still have to deliver to fans: campaign co-op and our Forge toolset are really big promises that we’ve made that we need to make good on,” explained the Head of Creative, touching on 343’s ongoing commitment to its fanbase at large.

Fortunately, you can still enjoy Halo Infinite with your pals via the game’s free-to-play multiplayer mode which launched early during Xbox’s 20th Anniversary celebrations last week. You can read more about the surprise launch and how to download multiplayer mode right here.

Halo Infinite releases on December 9, 2021, exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be available on day one via the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

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