According to the LinkedIn profile of Chad Mirshak, UI Art Lead on Halo Infinite, the development team is currently wrapping up the game for Xbox Series X|S and PC, which suggests that Xbox One version has been dropped.
Microsoft's next blockbuster title Halo Infinite is planned to release on both current-gen and last-gen platforms which of course includes Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. On top of this, Halo Infinite is also arriving to PC platforms and will be on Game Pass on day one, which is certainly great news.
However, after the poor gameplay showcase back in June and a long delay, which pushed the release date to Autumn 2021, many Halo Infinite fans suggested that Microsoft and 343 Industries should just drop the last-gen version of the game and focus on the PC and Xbox Series X|S ones.
The publisher are yet to officially announce if they plan any changes so it's safe to say that Halo Infinite is still coming to all, previously announced platforms. However, according to the latest rumours, which surfaced on Twitter, the game may not come to last-gen after all.
The rumours started after some Twitter users found a LinkedIn profile of Chad Mirshak, UI Art Lead on Halo Infinite. In the profile description, there's an interesting bit which suggests the game is currently in the works only for Xbox Series X|S and PC.
"...Microsoft, where he is currently wrapping up HALO INFINITE on XBOX Series X/S and PC," it's written in the about section on Chad's profile.
Before you get disappointed or excited by this, we suggest you take it with a grain of salt since it probably means absolutely nothing. We doubt Microsoft are ready to drop the last-gen version of Halo Infinite since not many players got their hands on the new consoles due to stock shortages.
There are millions of players still on Xbox One and at the moment, it seems perfectly reasonable to offer them the chance to play the game without spending money on a new console.