Ok, the loop of gameplay of Halo Infinite is a real treat, which gives back great sensations to a license that had been largely lost along the way in recent years. But all the same, a minimum of intellectual honesty obliges to say that Halo Infinite was not released in full: the Forge and Coop modes, two game modes now consubstantial with a Halo (especially the coop) were not present when the title is released on December 8, 2021.
343 Industries has for the first time shifted the release of coop to the launch period of season 2 of the game. This additional time is still not sufficient since the studio has just announced that coop will not be part of the delivery of the season 2 in May: “The Halo Infinite team’s order of priorities is as follows: first, fixing issues negatively impacting the player experience, second, completing Season 2 and delivering it as promised on May 3, and finally continue work on the Co-Op campaign, Forge and Season 3”.
The coop should therefore integrate season 2 after May 3, which is starting to be (very) long, even if the studio’s arguments are rather laudable a priori since it is a question of guaranteeing “the health of the team, with an emphasis on adopting a rhythm of sustainable development […] while maintaining a good work-life balance”. 343 Industries promises to go today “slower so you can go faster later”. Not too late we hope…
As a reminder, Halo Infinite Season 2 will include new maps, new skins, etc. Halo Infinite is available on PC, Xbox Series, and Game Pass.