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No, Microsoft are not dropping Halo Infinite Xbox One version

Published: 11:50, 24 August 2020
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Earlier this week, rumours started to surface over at ResetEra, a well-known gaming forum, suggesting that Microsoft could completely drop the Xbox One version of Halo Infinite. Luckily, these rumours are wide off the mark.

Microsoft and 343 Industries do not have any plans to cancel Halo Infinite for current-gen console Xbox One. This rumour, which was started by so-called insider sponger over on ResetEra has been debunked by two reliable sources - Jason Schreier and Klobrille.

"Microsoft/343i is currently very busy with the idea of dropping Xbox One support for Halo Infinite," sponger wrote in his post. "Even idea to postpone it to early 2022 is one the table."

The rumour started to spread all over the social media and other gaming forums like wildfire but luckily, it was shut down by well-known Xbox insider Klobrille. 

"Fair to say with a release date delay and visual problems, the arguments aren't on the side of 343 right now, but the amount of nonsense being spread about Halo Infinite is ridiculous," Klobrille commented on the rumour.

Jason Schreier also commented on the matter in the same thread on ResetEra. "Lots of made-up nonsense going around about Halo Infinite these days huh," Bloomberg reporter said.

Klobrille then offered a further explanation about the state of development by saying that 343 Industries simply need more time. 

"They need more time. It’s as simple as that right now. They’ll get there. The campaign needs to catch-up, yet the additional time will allow the multiplayer team — which we know is further ahead — to already look ahead and potentially re-add more content," he concluded.

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All in all, it is good to know that Halo Infinite is indeed still planned for Xbox One, despite these crazy rumours. Microsoft promised multiple times that Halo Infinite would be a cross-gen title and while that may not seem right to many after the latest delay, you can bet that the company will do everything to deliver their promise.

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