Halo Infinite Public Beta Testing May Not Happen, 343 Industries Suggests
During the announcement of the game in 2018, 343 Industries revealed that they intended to create a beta program for Halo Infinite in a similar way to testing the development versions of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. However, this program may only be reserved for some or not even be held.
This was revealed by the development team itself in a post published on the Halo Waypoint blog, written by the head of the studio Chris Lee, who pointed out how the program for Halo Infinite has changed due to some unprecedented circumstances and challenges encountered during development this year.
“With Halo Infinite, we are also committed to building the game in partnership with our community but given the unprecedented challenges of this year, we’re not quite where we expected to be in terms of broader public flighting,” Chris Lee stated on the Halo Blog. “While not the full program we had envisioned, we have been working very closely with the community on nearly every facet of the project.”
This means that we may not see many opportunities to try Halo Infinite through the Halo Insider program as the game launch, scheduled for the end of the year, is getting closer. Lee also said that the team “is still working and assessing options for broader hands-on opportunities before launch” and that 343 Industries will share updates on potential tests whenever possible.
However, Lee has made it clear that “this process doesn’t stop with launch. In fact, in many ways, feedback and community flighting will be even more important after launch as we partner together to continually evolve and update the game into the future.”
Halo Infinite will release on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in this year-end. Have you checked the campaign gameplay of the title presented at the Xbox Game Showcase yesterday?