Ske7ch: Thank you to everyone for tuning into the live stream today! Awesome to share the team's work and very excited to play it together soon.
Awe man... i wondered why I had not received the link to download yet. I got the acceptance email back on Monday and it said the beta would be Sep 23-26 and then Sep 30 - Oct 3.
Same! Makes sense now
You can download the beta from the store. Iirc I had to search “ Halo Insider Beta” to find the download. As far as I’m aware it’s still planned to go live at the times mentioned. Didn’t work earlier today and I haven’t tried for a few hours.
I started to get concerned when it was in development for 6 years and got delayed over a year, and it's still having problems. Maybe they should delay it another 6 months to make sure everything is ready at launch
Delay it to mid August next year so it can be at e3 ( again) Just wait;)
@purple101 I would do that if the game is not ready. This is a big franchise and very important for Microsoft. Don't want to cause any drama and controversy with the fanbase
I agree in principle, but I do not know if 6 months is the answer. IMO delay the game until it is 100% ready and don’t release in pieces. Halo is Microsoft’s flagship IP and needs to be complete and the best it can be upon release. Lastly, given the significant monetary investment and considerable development length, if this game is anything less than a great game it is time to move Halo away from 343 and grant the IP to a more competent developer.
"grant the IP to a more competent developer." Do you have a developer in mind?
Yeah, finish the paint job with clear coat and let the paint fully dry before pulling it (the game) out of the garage.
It was the same for the first wave. If on Xbox you just have to have the insider hub app. When it's available it will show up there. It was a couple hours behind schedule with the first beta as well.
I got the hub app and its downloading now. Thanks.
I know this is just the beta, but with them already cutting so many features at launch (campaign co-op, Forge, assassination animations, no traditional progression system), and still having issues like this, they should probably just delay it until February or March (less crowded). I think they're likely trying to pressure the team to finally finish it by trying to set a firm deadline, but if it's not ready, it's not ready. From what I've heard, the core gameplay is pretty good so they should try make the launch as smooth as possible.
Not that less crowded. PS5 has a bunch of heavy hitters coming in the first 3 months next year.
The PS5 definitely has big hitters in those months but my point about February remains. It has much more officially dated games than March right now and should probably be avoided. https://www.gameinformer.co... I think Horizon Forbidden West (February) will also get more buzz than GT7 (March), at least among the American audience where Halo is most prominent, so March is better for that reason as well.
According to your 1 dislike as of now...you must be lying, there are not great heavy hitters releasing in the first 3 months of next yr....
Why is PS5 your topic of conversation on a Halo Infinite article?
I’m not going to lie, I don’t want another delay for things that aren’t actually breaking the game. This isn’t a situation of the game being a Cyberpunk like buggy mess. There is more than enough content to launch, especially for multiplayer. Anything they haven’t figured out in the last six years isn’t likely to be fixed by three extra months. It’s time. Launch the game.
How do you know it’s not a buggy mess? Nobody predicted Cyberpunk to be a buggy mess. As an owner of all Halo games I hope you are correct, but I don’t understand the certainty of your comment given the development hell this game has gone through.
I wish I could say this was surprising news....343 strikes again.
Don't want to be a hater but I can see it bombing. I think the original halo gamers will buy it for sure but the teenagers coming through will try it and just go back to that pants fortnite imo. Only time will tell but I just think it's only gonna be those original halo gamers from xbox/360 who are in there mid 30s now.
A game can be highly successful without attracting the Fortnite gaming group. In fact it probably would hurt the game to try and get a demographic that doesn’t actually appreciate the game style, as we saw with Halo 4 trying to be like COD etc. Also, Fortnite is beginning to fade. Young consumers are fickle and treat things like fads. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fortnite go the way of WoW and other smash hits.
I disagree Halo regardless of quality will do really well. It has a huge following and its the only game worth playing on Xbox for a long time. And you don't even have to buy.
"I could see it bombing" Good thing you aren't paid to analyze anything or you'd be without work.
Doubt it will bomb but I dont rate 343. They've had all this time, resources and a strong foundation and this is the result. Doesn't the fact they were going to release a pile of ds last year at least warrant a question about their ability. I've seen some be waaaay more critical and vocal over studios that are way better at their craft than these guys if you know what I mean. The emperor's new clothes springs to mind, then again, maybe the Prestige.
I also think they were propped up by gamespass. I think they knew they could add seasons, adding features over time to sustain engagement. Sneaky af way of finessing and if they're still having to stagger features they were definitely ok to release it in the state it was in last year. The higher ups must of okayed so you have to question the management of the project and team. The backlash scuppered that and may have saved the game.
Original halo fan here. I won't buy it like I didn't buy Halo 5 unless they do something about the squeak fest soundscape.
Makes you wonder if they're having issues this late that's for sure. How was this supposed to have launched last year? A year later and they're cutting corners to get to the finish line. If this launched last year like it was supposed to it would have been a disaster
That's why you spend 2-3 years focusing on hiring key people to make the continuation of what's suppose to be your flagship franchise. Not doing such, just rushing out product to have product versus entertainment or potential art, is why you et 2-3 lukewarm entries, a broken collection, and whatever Infinite's suppose to be whenever it comes out in piecemeal fashion.
if they wanted to continue the series, not like MS had a choice in who they hired. Mind you, they could have chosen, in not to continue, then give it a rest while trying to find and build the right team.
Its a pretty heavy investment to have 750 people probably over a 1000 at some points work on this game for what 5 to 6 years? But it's definitely telling how poorly managed they are if the game which was supposed to launch last year is having issues still. 🤔 How was last year's release date supposed to pan out? It's mind boggling
They started working on this game after the reveal apparently. Years of development time and this is all they have to show, bad graphics reveal trailers and bug so extensive that it has resulted in months of delays...
Brings back them Crackdown 3 memories doesn't it?
But it's ok, it's on gamepass so who cares?
So close, yet so far.
FFXV is that you?
Something yet again "fixed" years after release? Yeah. Probably.
I am seeing many benign comments as being moderated as inappropriate. Why? 343 and Microsoft should not be above criticism after the way this games development has been handled. As a gamer and fan of the series I expect more from both 343 and Microsoft in relation to their flagship IP. Heck, Master Chief has been staring at me from the back of my Series X box for nearly a year now. Mods, shouldn’t we as gamers and fans be able to express our concerns and perhaps hold them accountable. Not every criticism is born of a “fanboy.”
Better to delay it than do another test like last time where i got nothing but a black screen trying to load in. Having said that though, their communications could have been better, many people were wondering wtf was going on.
They just tweeted it'll be up in 1 hour.
Bet the fanboys from a certain section feel rather silly right now after all the "the game needs to be delayed" garbage spouted lol
This wasn’t delayed - the build is now live! https://twitter.com/halo/st...
Doesn't matter. This non-story will roll on.
Downloading it now, should be fun to give it a go. I used to love Halo back in the day.
I think we need to admit the last great Halo game was Reach. Love it to bits. 343 are not up to scratch simple as that or the publisher, we won't mention names, is placing undue expectations on them. At the end of the day the game is simply not ready.
IMO it was 3, reach wasn't that good, the original trilogy is where it's at.
Reach was awesome. They should have patched the sprint AA so that shields don't recharge while sprinting though. Statistically 80% of players would choose the sprint AA.
lol all the try hard's in this comments section. Worry not my dear Halo fans, the game will be good to go on launch day. Quote from Halo Waypoint themselves, updated 15 hours ago (after this article was published) "That’s why this weekend and next (September 23-26 and September 30 - October 3) we’re going to be running two more multiplayer tech previews."
It's not try are facts. The game was delayed after 5 years in production. It on the 6 year... Still No gameplay campaign trailer after the worst reveal in halo history for a game coming in months. Mp could delayed... There are already comparison with Mp of halo 3 and the evolution just isnt there.
@darkrider I agree, here are the facts :- 1 - The Beta was not delayed 2 - The Campaign will launch this fall 3 - The MP will launch at the same time I have seen a campaign trailer, even gameplay, you must be looking in the wrong tab.....
Might..... but is not..... Next
This game is not going to be good.
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