With the games industry operating as it does, rumors often run rampant. And one such rumor making the rounds this week suggested that Halo Infinite will be skipping over the Xbox One and would instead be a next generation title for Microsoft’s next console. However, the franchise’s development director, Frank O’Connor, has publicly come out confirming said rumors are false.
Twitter user @Reiku78 directed a tweet yesterday to O’Connor which stated “The leak that was announced just seems infinite will be on the next xbox and not current gen :/ I hope that’s wrong”. It was later revealed that the rumor came from an unsubstantiated source, but O’Connor acknowledged it regardless.
Frank O’Connor replied to @Reiku78, confirming flat out that Halo Infinite will find a home on the 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
As you can see above, Halo’s development director also confirmed that the game would be coming to PC owners with “appropriately spec’d” machines.
It’s worth noting that Frank’s tweet certainly doesn’t eliminate the possibility of Halo Infinite coming to Microsoft’s next-generation hardware as well. O’Connor is simply eliminating the nothing that the game would be skipping over Xbox One systems.
There really isn’t anything that would prevent 343 Industries from developing the next entry in the iconic first-person shooter series for both current and next-generation systems. Just as Nintendo brought The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to Wii and Wii U, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Wii U and Switch.
This isn’t the first time that the development of Halo Infinite made news over the last week. During an interview with IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey, 343 Industries’ head, Bonnie Ross, confirmed the game will be making an appearance at E3 this year. And she also offered some behind the scenes details on the upcoming title’s development. You can read up on all of the news from last week right here.