Symbol of this growing annoyance, this exchange on reddit in which Brian Jarrad, head of communications at 343 Industries, acknowledges that gamers have reason to lose patience.
†Indeed, there are many challenges and limitations. We are clearly not happy with not being able to live up to the expectations of the players and the community, it is a difficult situation that will take time for the team. For now, the focus is on season 2 and we will share more information about that in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, production planning, costing or even hiring are underway, which really doesn’t allow regular and detailed updates. We understand that the community is just at the end of the day and honestly I think they’ve had enough of the lyrics. We just need some time for the team to work out the details and then we can share as much as possible‘, the moderator of community posted.
A transparent message that should undoubtedly be soothing, but at the same time raised even more questions for players. †I’m sorry, but what’s going on here? How can it still be in the recruiting and planning phase five months after launch?“, Visco0825 responds. “Man, don’t take this the wrong way, but how can your studio, which has hundreds of developers, struggle to release new maps, new modes and cosmetics? That’s not asking for a five star meal. It’s the minimum“, estimates TimeGlitches.
In January, Microsoft boasted more than 20 million players Certainly Halo Infinite since its release, a stat said it was the best launch in franchise history, ever topping the charts in the United States with every new release before entering the era of Game Pass and free-to-play. In fact, the daily peak from Halo Infinite on Steam recently dropped below 10,000 concurrent users. At the time of writing, the game isn’t even in Steam’s top 100 with only 3,000 active users. The situation seems more favorable on Xbox, where the game is still in the top 15 of most played titles in the USbut faces strong competition with Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty Warzone or Destiny 2, all free-to-play in better shape than him.