Halo Infinite Release Date Is December 8 For Campaign And Multiplayer

Halo Infinite will launch in December, the latest ever for a mainline release.

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Halo Infinite will finally release on December 8, Microsoft announced as part of the Gamescom Opening Night Live event on Wednesday. The date was no surprise, as it leaked earlier in the day.

The intro cinematic for Halo Infinite's multiplayer season one was also revealed, along with a special-edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X console and a special-edition Xbox Elite controller.

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Some parts of the Halo community shared their disappointment over a release date in December for being later than they would have wanted. The 20th anniversary of Halo and Xbox is November 15, but there was never any indication or suggestion that Microsoft would launch Halo Infinite on or close to that day to celebrate the milestone.

A release date in December would be the latest ever in the year for a mainline Halo game. Halo: Combat Evolved launched in November 2001, Halo 2 debuted in November 2004, Halo 3 came out in September 2007, and Halo 4 launched in November 2012. Halo 5, which is the latest entry in the mainline series, premiered in October 2015.

Fans have been waiting a while for Halo Infinite, as it was originally scheduled to release in 2020 before being delayed an entire year. The game won't launch with all of its planned features, as Forge and campaign co-op are coming sometime after release.

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