Campaign Co-op or Forge will not be included in Halo Infinte at Launch

Halo Infinite will not get Campaign co-op and Forge at launch as announced by 343 Industries. The developers wants to release the game on its time so that’s why they are focusing on completing Single-player campaign and multiplayer.

Halo Infinite head of creative Joseph Staten confirmed in an August Video update on the official Halo Youtube channel that Halo Infinite will not have Campaign co-op or Forge at launch as they are 100% committed to release the highly anticipated shooter this holiday.

The ability to play through the single-player campaign with a friend has made the campaign co-op an important part of Halo franchise. On the other hand, players can create their own game mode, by designing custom maps, rules, and more in Forge allowing players to have one-of-a-kind experience. Players have created some of the most creative modes in Forge.

During the video update Staten said “Unfortunately, as we focused the team for shut down, and really focused on a quality experience for launch, we made the really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch. And we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch as well.”

Halo Infinte will launch with a single-player mode and season 1 of multiplayer, while the team hopes to introduce campaign co-op in season 2 and Forge in Season 3 according to Staten. A new season will be released every three months according to Staten, which means that co-op campaign will be available in 2022.

According to Staten, these delays are caused due to the complexity of game development, especially in partnership campaigns. Staten revealed “On the co-op side, we have the opportunity to play the campaign all the time, it’s this wonderful, open, non-linear take on the Halo campaign. It’s going to offer so much more flexibility to take down Banished bases from all different angles, to progress through the game in your own way.”

“At the same time though, that’s complicated. When you think about save systems and all the technology that needs to drive this more non-linear experience, and in the co-op experience that’s even more complicated.”

There’s no clear release date set for Halo Infinite, but community manager Brian Jarrad believes that a confirm date will be set soon. Halo Infinite will continue to test the multiplayer in the run-up to launch.