One of the most anticipated games on Xbox Series X was meant to be a launch title, but fans will have to wait a bit longer to play Halo Infinite on the next-generation console — but, apparently, we now have a light at the end of the tunnel. According to a new product listing on Amazon, the leaked info indicates that Halo Infinite will be released on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in the summer of 2021. Microsoft has not yet confirmed or denied this reported release date, but it does come from a somewhat reliable source and not just a temporary Amazon release date.
Over on Amazon, "The Art of Halo Infinite" hardcover book has gone up for pre-order with a release date of June 29, 2021. Now, June 29, 2021 is a Tuesday, the most common day for big games to release other than Friday. In other words, this being a possible release date for the game checkouts. Further, this isn't a place holder date. Alongside December, June is a common placeholder month, but when it's used as a placeholder it's in the form "June," "June 30," or "June 1." So, again, the date checks out.
The only thing funky here is June is an odd time for the game to release. Plenty of big games have released in June and during the summer, but it's not very common. More often than not, the year's biggest games release in the fall or sometime between February and May. Could Halo Infinite release on June 29, 2021? Absolutely, but it would certainly buck the norm.
That said, official art books like this typically release alongside the game or at least near the game. So, while this may not reveal the game's release date, it at least hints it will release sometime around June.
Of course, for now, take all of this speculation with a grain of salt, but it's speculation with some legs. As for Xbox and 343 Industries, they have not commented on this latest leak and the speculation surrounding it. However, if they do, will be sure to update the story with whatever is provided.