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Microsoft has not showed much of the Halo Infinite Xbox One version, despite the game coming to that platform, too. It makes sense, given how the publisher and console maker would rather demonstrate its games on more powerful hardware. Recent “leaks” have had more insidious reasoning, citing that Microsoft was planning to can that lesser port. However, that’s not the case, according to 343.
343 Community Manager John Junyszek responded to a tweet inquiring about the leaks. In it, he debunks the rumored cancellation of the Xbox One version as well as the other “sources” claiming that the whole game had been pushed to 2022.
Hey Eric – we're seeing lots of fake "leaks" out there, so please don't believe everything you read. There are no plans to change our 2021 release or the devices and platforms we'll be supporting. We're building Halo Infinite to be the best it can be on each device/platform 👊
— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) August 25, 2020
This is all in response to a ResetEra thread where user Sponger claimed that the last-gen version of the game was not hitting its marks.
“Microsoft/343i is currently very busy with idea of dropping Xbox One support for Halo Infinite,” they said. “Even idea to postpone it to early 2022 is on the table. It’s pretty messy up there with decisions but they are convinced that they need to make best Halo game ever.”
Accurate leaker Klobrille has vouched for Sponger in the past with their other leaks (that have been unconfirmed as of yet), but this one is a little shaky, given how 343 straight up refuted Sponger’s claims. However, despite what Junyszek says, it’s possible that Microsoft and 343 did internally debate the validity of the Halo Infinite Xbox One port. The game didn’t have an excellent showing on the Xbox Series X (or, at least, Xbox Series X-like hardware) and was already delayed to 2021 despite being Microsoft’s biggest launch game. Infinite is reportedly going to be huge so having to fit it on an old console has probably proved to be pretty tough.
But 343 has spoken, straightening the record and confirming that it is still target 2021 for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. And even if changes are possibly in the cards, it’s not that way right now.