Halo Infinite is literally listed as an Xbox One and PC exclusive on its official website, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from popping up suggesting that its long development period means it’s skipping Microsoft’s current-gen console.
Thankfully, franchise director Frank O’Connor has arrived on the Twitter scene, goofy Master Chief avatar and all, to dispel any notion that your Xbox One won’t be graced with the first Slipspace-powered Halo.
In response to a fan asking about a “leak” that stated Halo Infinite will debut on next-gen consoles, O’Connor stated that the game is definitely launching on Xbox One.
I have no idea what leak you’re talking about, but Halo Infinite will be released for Xbox One and appropriately spec’d PCs.
— Frank O’Connor (@franklez) March 5, 2019
What the fan was probably referring to was a previously reported leak that allegedly revealed the hardware specs for the next-gen Xbox consoles. This leak stated that these consoles are launching late 2020, debuting at E3 2019, and getting Halo Infinite as a launch title. However, the leak also mentioned that Halo Infinite will launch simultaneously for Xbox One consoles and offer cross-platform play between generations. In other words, even if the leak is true, the fan definitely misinterpreted what the leak said about Halo Infinite.
Of course, O’Connor doesn’t necessarily debunk the biggest rumor—that Halo Infinite is launching cross-generationally and as a cross-platform title—but it should assuage fears that Xbox One owners who are lacking in the reading comprehension department might have had.
The only thing we’ve seen from Halo Infinite so far was the reveal trailer at E3 2018, which served equally as a reveal for 343 Industries’ shiny new Slipspace Engine. However, it sounds like we won’t have much longer to wait until we see some actual gameplay from Halo Infinite, as it will show up at E3 2019, according to a recent IGN interview with 343 chief Bonnie Ross.