Halo Infinite’s launch didn’t quite go to plan, but developer 343 Industries is promising improvements in terms of content releases in the coming period, and this begins with the game’s biggest update ever, the Winter Update, available now .
in one blog entry343 thanked fans for their support over the past year following the game’s release, admitting the studio knows the launch “certainly wasn’t the smoothest or fastest ride.”
“The Winter Update marks a major step forward for our game and our studio, but this is only the first step in that evolution,” the team said. “The team is actively working on key player experience priorities across the game to address areas of feedback, and we’re targeting another game update before the end of this year.”
In 2023, Halo Infinite will receive another update in March, Season 3: Echoes Within. And in general, fans can look forward to “shorter seasons, a more regular stream of content, and bigger things to come,” the studio said.
Previously, 343 said it was intentionally slowing down future updates to Halo Infinite so it could focus on laying the groundwork for future growth. Recently, Xbox boss Matt Booty said launching Halo Infinite would be similar to a runner stumbling and falling at the finish line.
In terms of “bigger things to come,” Certain Affinity is believed to be reportedly developing an ambitious new mode for Halo Infinite that will eventually launch.
The Halo Infinite Winter update adds a range of features and content, including Forge mode in beta, match-based XP, a new Battle Pass, more multiplayer maps, and campaign network co-op. There are also 24 new achievements in Halo Infinite that will be delivered via the Winter Update.
What Halo Infinite won’t get, however, is local split-screen campaign co-op. 343 quit Couch Co-op to instead focus on expanding Halo Infinite’s live service capabilities.
This article was previously published on Source link