It’s always kind of worrying when a game lands itself in long-term development limbo. The longer the question of release hangs in the air, the more miscellaneous tweaks the game is likely undergoing, but if you wait too long, you start missing generations and changes in design sensibilities. That’s why Duke Nukem Forever was such a disaster; that game lived through at least two console generations and had to flit between like five sets of design sensibilities. Halo Infinite thankfully hasn’t been in limbo as long as that game, but it’d go a long way to put everyone at ease if we knew when it was supposed to come. So, when does Halo Infinite release?

As of writing, we still don’t have a concrete date. Halo Infinite was originally supposed to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S in November, but that plan was scrapped back in August. Things were kind of floating in limbo for a little while, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic understandably making nailing down a concrete date a bit of a difficult prospect. However, back in December, while the devs still weren’t able to give us a precise date, they were able to provide us with a launch window.

When does Halo Infinite Release?

According to a Twitter post from the official Halo Twitter posted on December 8th, 2020, they’re currently shooting for a release of Halo Infinite sometime in the fall of 2021. So, that widdles it down to some time between mid-September to mid-December, and definitely before the holiday season. It certainly stands to reason that a big-ticket game like the latest Halo would be out in time for Christmas 2021, especially with the current console generation still warming up. Nothing sells console bundles like a big, fancy new shooter.