Halo Infinite will get its release on Wednesday, December 8, according to the Microsoft Store today. The date was then confirmed in the opening presentation of Gamescom. Christmas is saved!
When Halo Infinite originally slipped from the Xbox Series X launch back in 2020, it seemed that we shouldn’t expect the title until 2022. And while December is only just in 2021, we’ll take it.
It’s not coming all at once though. The release will feature the campaign single-player mode and free-to-play multi-player modes, however the co-op and forge modes will be added next year.
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For the December launch, Microsoft will also release a new Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Series X console as well as a special edition Xbox Elite controller. Celebrating 20 years of Halo, the custom-designed Xbox Series X is the first limited edition model to date and is inspired by the Halo Universe. It even features Halo boot-up sounds.
The special design also extends to the controller, with side and back grips. The special edition console launches on November 15, priced $549.99 (approx. £400/AU$755) and comes with a downloadable copy of Halo Infinite (on the December 8 release date). Pre-order (opens in new tab) from Microsoft today.
The limited-edition Halo Infinite Elite Series 2 controller is finished in a matte metallic green with an iridium gold D-pad and comes with an exclusive Halo Elite weapon charm for your multiplayer sessions. This also launches on November 15, priced $199.99 (£145/AU$275). Pre-order (opens in new tab) from Microsoft today.