Halo Infinite is delayed whether we like it or not. The big question that remains is why? What happened during the game’s development? Microsoft pointed toward COVID in their statement, but what if there are other reasons? In a report from IGN, an anonymous source claims that the Halo TV show, that is currently in development, took attention away from the game by executives at 343. The claim also references the large amount of outsourcing being done for the game. While huge AAA titles usually do have some 3rd party outsourced developer work done, the claim was that it was way more than normal. A spokesperson from 343 Industries refuted the claim about the Halo TV show impacting the game, but did not refute the outsourcing claims. Jordan Oloman at IGN has the full story.
Xbox has dropped what the new UI for Xbox will look like. This new UI will also include playing on PC or mobile, as Microsoft continues its goal of allowing you to play anything, anytime, anywhere. There is also a video breaking it down in more detail. You can find the full announcement here.