“We should already know and be honest with ourselves.”
Xbox boss Phil Spencer talks about the postponement of the long-awaited Halo Infinity. Thank you eurogamer, Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X|S console was scheduled to release 343 games in Christmas 2020.
But after a disastrous show in July last year, receiving extreme criticism mainly for its visual appearance, it was decided in August of the same year that they would postpone the launch to 2021. It now comes a year later, on December 8, 2021. original date.
“I don’t like how we did it,” admits Spencer GQ, “I don’t like that we showed the game, we talked about releasing it at the time of console release. And within a month we had to replace it.”
The postponement left the launch of the new console with few options for games from Microsoft. In contrast, the PlayStation 5 had a strong run of titles from Sony’s in-house studio such as Demon’s Souls Remastered, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
“We should already know and be honest with ourselves,” Spencer continued. “Our presence was not at fault, but exceeded hope. And I don’t think hope is a great growth strategy.”
The decision to postpone Halo Infinity may have been a difficult one, but they may have worked out the best for the series, especially after the new campaign video showed tremendous development in its graphics.