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Potential Halo Infinite delay won't postpone Xbox Series X launch

Published: 06:58, 02 April 2020
Updated: 06:59, 02 April 2020
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Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has confirmed in the latest podcast that Xbox Series X launch is not tied to any game release, which means that if Halo Infinite gets delayed, that will not stop the hardware from launching.

Next-gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft are scheduled to launch this year if everything goes according to plan. Both companies already confirmed they do not expect any delays due to COVID-19, which is certainly a sigh of relief for many excited players.

Another reason for a potential delay lies in exclusives, that may not be ready by the time Xbox Series X and PS5 launch. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talked about this in the latest podcast with IGN , where he made it clear that potential games delay will not affect the release of the hardware.

Spencer even mentioned Halo Infinite as an example. He said that if Halo gets delayed, that will not stop the hardware from launching during Autumn 2020. 

Now, many hardcore Halo fans will probably wonder if this means that there's a Halo Infinite delay incoming but to us, it looks more like a hypothetical "what if?", so you certainly should not worry too much. 

Halo Infinite, upcoming sequel by 343 Industries and Microsoft

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Halo Infinite

That being said, even if the game gets delayed, it is not the end of the world. As Mario and The Legend of Zelda creator, Shigeru Miyamoto once said: A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.

Halo Infinite is currently on track to release sometime in 2020. 

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