Halo Infinite is one of the most anticipated games to launch this holiday season, but it won’t ship with co-op campaign and the fan-favorite Forge level editor mode. Developer 343 Industries has just confirmed the news in a development update video (via Windows Central), with the team adding that the co-op campaign and Forge modes will still come in a free post-launch update.
"Unfortunately, as we focused the team for shutdown and really focused on a quality experience for launch, we made the really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch. And we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch as well,” said Halo Infinite Creative Director Joseph Staten.
Halo Infinite will still be released on Xbox and PC this holiday season, but a release date has yet to be announced. In addition to the single-player campaign, which will be the largest ever seen in a Halo game, Halo Infinite will also ship with a free-to-play multiplayer mode, which will be a first for the Halo series.
Select Halo Insiders recently got invited to the game’s first technical preview that included 3 multiplayer maps, and so far Halo Infinite seems to have made a good first impression on players, including ourselves. There are still a lot of unknowns about the game’s campaign, though, but maybe 343 Industries will have more to share about Halo Infinite at the Xbox showcase at gamescom next week.