Halo Infinite will not be shown at The Game Awards next month, but the studio has confirmed a "high level update" on its development is coming soon.
In a new Reddit response, 343 Industries' community director Brian Jarrard noted that the team is looking to give more information soon.
Halo Infinite Development Update Coming Soon, Won't Be At The Game Awards
Speaking candidly on the post, Jarrard said:
“Right now we’re still going through the huge cascade of implications and ramifications to the release shift and the team is heads down working through nearly every facet of the game."
“Full disclosure we don’t have anything planned for the VGAs, but are hoping to offer at least a high level update within the next few weeks so we can kind of restart this journey together after the holidays."
“Pulling together something like a demo or big beat for the VGAs [Video Game Awards] is an enormous amount of work and would cause challenges with current milestones of the holidays,” he noted.
“I know it’s hard to wait, but the team is going to make the most of this extra time and we want to make sure we can put our best foot forward and commit to greater transparency and dialog on the road ahead. We’ll get there and get the train going again.”
The game's development has been under scrutiny since being delayed to 2021 following a tepid reception at Microsoft's Xbox Series X showcase in July.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, recently noted that developers leaving the project is not necessarily an issue.
In an interview with Gamespot, Spencer had the following to say:
“I don’t take the sentiment and the emotion of our fans and our customers lightly. We set an expectation that here, this is something you’re going to have at launch and then we have to change that expectation not too much after our showing – that’s a mistake.”