The highly-anticipated game title Halo Infinite might’ve just had its release date revealed, as one of the voice actors leaked possible release details in one of his interviews. The Halo Infinite’s release date has been narrowed from fall 2021 down to November 2021, a full year after its initial scheduled release.
In a story covered by GamesRadar, a cast member for the upcoming game accidentally leaked the upcoming game’s release date as November 2021 during an interview on Fadam and Friends Podcast on YouTube. The game’s developer, 343 Industries, has kept much of the game’s plot and development shrouded in mystery, choosing to focus more on revealing its mechanics instead of its narrative. Luckily, Verlon Roberts, who apparently provides motion capture and voiceovers for one of the game’s characters, slipped some information about the game’s ongoing development.
The interview took a turn to the actor’s involvement with Halo Infinite and his role as the Spartan Griffin, at around the one-hour and ten-minute mark. He then comments that the game is now pushed to late November of this year, giving Halo fans insight into the game’s possible release date. Unfortunately, none of this was officially confirmed by either 343 Industries or Microsoft.
In the latter part of his interview, Mr. Roberts described his experience while working on Halo Infinite, providing voiceovers and motion capture while covered in dots and spandex. He also revealed that he’d done motion capture scenes with Master Chief’s actor, implying that two characters share some in-game scenes. The upcoming game will also provide a more elaborate backstory on the Spartan Griffin while maintaining the focus on everyone’s favorite Master Chief.
Halo Infinite was initially scheduled to launch alongside Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S before it was delayed due to the logistics difficulties caused by the ongoing pandemic.
At one point, Microsoft did demo Halo Infinite, revealing 8 minutes of gameplay during their Xbox Game Studios event last year, showing their dedication to seeing Halo Infinite released. The lucky fans who had a chance to screen the demo responded with mixed criticism regarding the game’s graphics and visuals, which 343 Industries acknowledged while responding to criticisms and fan feedback. With the game’s release date pushed to what appears to be November 2021, the developing studio has enough time to address the issues fans pointed out.
Will Halo Infinite release in November 2021, or will it suffer another postponement? With no official words from Microsoft or 343 Industries, the fans are left to wait and see. Those impatient to get their hands on the game might enjoy Halo: Shadows of Reach novel, which first introduced Spartan Griffin and the Banished, the upcoming game’s antagonists, to the franchise. Officially, Halo Infinite is set to release Q3/Q4 2021 on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Unofficially, it might be this November. Until then, fans might have to make do with an unofficial Mario Kart/Halo crossover.