Halo Infinite, the latest and great Halo game, was originally scheduled to release Holiday 2020, alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for those platforms as well as Xbox One and PC, but then it was delayed to late 2021. Since its delay, we haven't seen much of the game beyond development updates. That said, the game is still officially scheduled to release later this year, but now some players are worried it may slip to 2022.
Over on Twitter, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier recently replied to a tweet suggesting that both Halo Infinite and Starfield are on track to release this year with an "I don't know about that," which naturally has Halo fans a bit worried. That said, if you're a Halo fan, there's no need to sound the alarms, at least not yet.
For one, it's unclear if Schreier's reply is in reference to both games, just Halo Infinite, or just Starfield. In other words, there's a chance it's not even about Halo Infinite. Two, it's unclear how much of this skepticism is based on things Schreier has heard versus his own expectations. A lot of games have already been delayed out of 2021 into 2022, and I know of at least a few more that are on course to add to the year of delays.
For what it's worth, several sources -- ranging from credible to less-than-credible -- have claimed Starfield is releasing this year, which may make Halo Infinite the more likely of the two to be delayed, but given that Halo Infinite was supposed to release holiday 2020, it's hard to imagine it slipping all the way to 2022. Not impossible, but that would be a pretty substantial blunder by Microsoft and 343 Industries.
At the moment of publishing, neither of the aforementioned parties have commented on any of the speculation above. That said, if this changes, we will be sure to update the story accordingly. In the meantime, for more coverage on the upcoming sci-fi shooter and all things gaming -- including all of the other latest bits of speculation making the rounds -- click here.