If you’ve been holding back from participating in Halo Infinite’s campaign, to be able to play together with an opponent will have to wait for a while longer. The cooperative gameplay feature for the campaign is delayed until the beginning of season 2 game content. It starts in May. There’s no information on a new expected date for the feature’s release.
In discussing the reason why co-op is put off, 343 Industries wrote in their blog that they have committed to providing four-person networking play and split-screen for two players, in Halo Infinite’s open-world across the entire range of Xbox consoles, they will require time to ensure that they have it all. Since the game is an expansive open world, it is more complex than previously, where everybody was sharing the same narrow hallways. The game now must consider loading more significant portions of the map when players travel in different directions while running smoothly.
The team did note that co-op was expected to occur during Season 2. However, if the season is five months as the previous season, there is an undefined gap in the possible durations. There was no information on the team evaluating the feature during a flight similar to what they’re currently doing using Forge mode for creators of content which is expected at the beginning of Season 3.
Activision Blizzard suspends Halo Infinite’s game sales in Russia as it raises funds to aid Ukraine
Yesterday president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre of Activision Blizzard stated to support those in the Ukrainian people. It was made evident that they are dedicated to helping the people affected by the violence and will assist in any way they can. In the context of the situation, it said that Activision Blizzard would be suspending the sale of its games in Russia. In the meantime, the conflict is ongoing.
Activision Blizzard is not the first gaming firm to directly attack Russia. In the last week, EA announced that it would end sales within the country and other major players like Microsoft and CD Project Red. Others have stopped localization for its games to Russia or, in some cases, eliminated Russian team members from the games.
In addition to the suspension on sales from Russia, Activision Blizzard employees have raised more than $300,000 to help provide immediate assistance to Ukraine, thanks to the assistance from the match of donations of employees 2:1. They are planning to include additional charities that they can choose from in the coming week while also increasing the maximum amount of match by a factor of 10,000 to $1,000. Other gaming giants have provided aid to Ukrainian people, such as Pokemon Company.
Daniel has also thanked Activision Blizzard colleagues in Poland who have volunteered their time and energy to help Ukrainian refugees and others in need.