Poll: Will you be picking up an Xbox Series X at launch despite Halo Infinite's delay?

By Heidi Nicholas,
The Halo franchise is almost synonymous with the Xbox brand. Xbox head Phil Spencer's recently commented about the Halo Infinite delay, pointing back to the original Xbox: "we were looking forward to the alignment of Halo and the launch of Series X, as a really seminal moment for Xbox, thinking back to the original Xbox with Halo CE." Halo Infinite was one of the major launch titles for the Xbox Series X, and we want to know: will you still be buying the Xbox Series X at launch? Has the Halo Infinite delay changed your mind about when to get the next-gen console?

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Halo Infinite offered an in-depth look at gameplay during July's Xbox games showcase. The response was generally mixed; the devs later addressed the negative fan response, telling players their feedback isn't "falling on deaf ears." 343 Industries then shared a longer statement, acknowledging the feedback. It added that some parts were "expected" and addresses areas which are "already in progress", but that "other aspects of the feedback have brought new opportunities and considerations to light that the team is taking very seriously and working to assess." 343 Industries added that the dev team "is committed and focused on making sure we have a beautiful world for players to explore when we launch."

A few days ago, Halo Infinite was delayed to 2021. 343 Industries studio head Chris Lee says the decision was a result of "multiple factors" including the impact of COVID-19, adding, "we wanted nothing more than to play our game with the community this holiday. The extra time will let us finish the critical work necessary to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever at the quality we know our fans expect." Phil Spencer later revealed that the Xbox team considered releasing the game in parts but that "it just didn't feel, to all of us, like the Halo release that we would want." Spencer added that delaying the game was the "right decision in the long run, for both Xbox and Halo and our customers."

We want to know — how has the Halo Infinite delay affected your decision to buy the Xbox Series X? Were you planning on buying it at launch for Halo Infinite, or were you ready to get the console the minute it releases anyway? Let us know by voting in the poll below and sharing your thoughts in the comments. Have a great weekend!
Will you be picking up an Xbox Series X at launch despite Halo Infinite's delay?
  • Yes — I'm getting an Xbox Series X at launch despite Halo Infinite's delay20.82% (1035)
  • No — I'll be getting it later34.56% (1718)
  • Yes — I was getting it at launch anyway!36.33% (1806)
  • Other opinion — let us know in the comments!8.29% (412)
We've had 4971 responses.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.