The Halo Infinite release date is expected this holiday season, and it sounds like the FPS game won’t be including some beloved features – at least, not on day one. 343 says that on PC, split-screen won’t be available in Halo Infinite launches, but the team will be looking to “explore” the option later. Across platforms, campaign co-op and Forge have also been delayed until after launch.
“Campaign co-op is fundamental to the Halo experience,” Halo Infinite’s head of creative Joseph Staten explains in an update video. However, he said, the team had to delay that feature as it went into ‘shutdown mode’ in the development process in order to focus on “a quality experience for launch.”
Staten says that 343 has a full year plotted out in a post-launch roadmap, and that campaign co-op and Forge, Halo’s level editor, will ship at some point in 2022 after they’ve had a little more time “in the oven.” 343 is targeting multiplayer season 2 for the release of campaign co-op, and then releasing Forge during season 3.