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The potential release date for Halo Infinite has reportedly been shared early by a Taiwanese retailer.
Twitter user Isle Sloth shared a screenshot of an image that is claimed to be from a Taiwanese online shopping website.
If the image is genuine, it claims that the game will be released on December 8.
UPDATE: A Halo Infinite release date of December 8, 2021 will reportedly be announced today during Gamescom Opening Night Live.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: However, Idle Sloth points out that the listing claims Forge mode will be in the game at launch, which we now know is not the case.
However, the listing simply mentions Forge – it doesn’t specifically state that the mode will be available from day one – and may be pulling information from an earlier product description, given that Halo developer 343 Industries only announced three days ago that Forge was being delayed until 2022.
Earlier this morning the show’s producer Geoff Keighley was tweeting Xbox fans asking them if they were ready for the show, while Windows Central reporter Jez Corden stated that “Xbox fans will want to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live,” to which Keighley responded with a hushed face emoji.
343 Industries confirmed earlier this week that it’s delayed two launch modes in order to make the game’s planned holiday 2021 release date.
Both Forge and campaign co-op will now release in 2022, with the former arriving six months after the game’s release, which still isn’t locked to an exact date.
The Australian Classification board rated Halo Infinite earlier this month, suggesting a release date isn’t far off.
In June, Xbox boss Phil Spencer discussed why Halo Infinite doesn’t yet have a confirmed release date. Asked if the game is still coming this year during a Dropped Frames podcast, Spencer said “yeah, absolutely”, but that Microsoft was still finalising release timing.