Despite being delayed for an entire year, Halo Infinite will be missing key functionality when it launches in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“Unfortunately, as we focused the team for shutdown and really focused on a quality experience for launch, we made a really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch,” Microsoft’s Joseph Staten explained during a video-based progress report. “And we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch, as well.”
The campaign co-op (cooperative) feature will let two or more gamers experience Halo Infinite’s single-player campaign together. Forge, meanwhile, debuted in Halo 3, and it lets gamers edit existing multiplayer maps and create entirely new maps. The version coming in Halo Infinite will include new functionality that wasn’t present in previous Halo titles.
According to Microsoft’s 343 Industries, the developers behind Halo Infinite, campaign co-op and Forge will appear later in 2022 as part of the new game’s ongoing seasonal DLC (downloadable content) updates.