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Halo Infinite won't launch with campaign co-op, Forge

Developer 343 Industries says it'll still have a single-player campaign and multiplayer.

Halo Infinite is still coming out, but it'll be a little light on extras
Halo Infinite is still coming out, but it'll be a little light on extras. 
343 Industries

Microsoft wanted Halo Infinite to be an Xbox Series launch game last November, but developer 343 Industries delayed the game until 2021. The developer now says the game is coming out on time, but it won't have two fan-favorite features. 

Campaign co-op and Forge, a level editor that allows players to make their own multiplayer maps, won't be available when Halo Infinite launches this holiday season, according to Joseph Staten, the game's head of creative. Both features will arrive sometime in 2022. Staten did confirm that the game will come with single-player campaign and multiplayer. 

"When we looked at these two experiences, campaign co-op and Forge, we made the determination that they're just not ready," Staten said in a Halo Infinite development update video released Friday. "We're going to keep campaign co-op and Forge in the oven for a little bit longer, and when they're ready, we're going to release them as part of our seasonal road map next year. 

Halo Infinite has had a rough development period. The first showing of the game, in July 2020, left many fans deflated by its less-than-stellar graphics. 343 Industries heard the feedback and decided to delay the game. Since that time, the game's director also stepped down from the project

343 Industries has yet to give Halo Infinite a firm release date, but it'll be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.