Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer could still ship separately

By Sean Carey,
Back in August, Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft considered shipping Halo Infinite in sections, with separate releases for the game's campaign and multiplayer, in an effort to launch some part of the game alongside the Xbox Series X|S consoles. Ultimately, the game was fully delayed instead, but according to Phil Spencer, it seems the idea of portioning out Halo Infinite is still on the table.

Halo Infinite 2021 Phil Spencer

In an interview with Kotaku, the Xbox boss was asked whether Microsoft would release Halo Infinite's campaign or multiplayer separately if one was completed before the other. Spencer's reply suggests the decision would be down to Bonnie Ross, the head of the Halo franchise, but didn't rule it out. "Bonnie and the team will go drive those decisions, but I think we want to make sure people feel like they have a Halo experience," Spencer said.

"I think we can look at options like that. So, yeah, I think that’s something to think about, but we want to make sure we do it right." Spencer notes that any decisions made would need to consider the way the game's story is structured.

Although nothing has been set in stone, it's clear that the option to ship either the game's campaign or free-to-play multiplayer separately is still a possibility. Recently, Joseph Staten, a veteran Halo developer, joined 343 Industries as a project lead to help ship the game's campaign.

Halo Infinite launches sometime in 2021.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.