Halo Infinite will probably not be appearing at The Game Awards 2020

Halo Infinite Community Director Brian Jarrard explained that a presentation at the Game Awards would distract from the team's early 2021 launch goal.


As we come up on the holidays, it means that The Game Awards 2020 are pretty much a hop and a skip away. Geoff Keighley is gearing for a full night of awards and new video game presentations and news at the event, but there’s one major title that it looks like he and the show won’t be featuring. 343 Industries has pretty much nixed the idea of any new Halo Infinite content appearing during The Game Awards 2020.

The matter came up recently on the Halo subreddit where comments speculated on whether or not Halo Infinite would make an appearance to show off something new during The Game Awards 2020 on December 10. Unfortunately, it seems like it won’t be the case. 343 Industries and Halo Infinite Community Director Brian Jarrard chimed in to say that it simply wouldn’t be feasible to put anything together specifically for The Game Awards with the team chasing its early 2021 launch window for the game. With that in mind, Jarrard stated that the team didn’t have anything planned for The Game Awards 2020.

Specifically, Jarrard said that it was the “implications and ramifications” of Halo Infinite’s delay to 2021 that made a Game Awards appearance impossible.

And so it would seem that as The Game Awards 2020 kick off, we’re not going to see Halo Infinite hit the stage. Thankfully, “Where was Halo Infinite at the Game Awards?” articles won’t be required, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for when the supposed “high-level update”. Stay tuned for further details and information.

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