The last thing any of us want to think about is that a game could be delayed because of coronavirus. But it seems nigh impossible that won’t happen with at least a few releases we are all waiting for. And now, we’ve heard that COVID-19 is impacting Halo Infinite and MCC (Master Chief Collection) PC development. What will that mean for the games and for 343 and Microsoft?
COVID-19 is Impacting Halo Infinite and MCC PC. How Are Microsoft and 343 Dealing With It?
In a Community Update, Uny Shek said, “As the situation began to take a turn for the worse in our area about two weeks ago, Microsoft and 343 leadership gave our studio guidance to work from home. Seeing as safety is the most important thing during a time like this, we took the advice and have been working from home ever since. It hasn’t been a vacation though, as every team is adapting and getting creative to make sure they can do their best from outside the studio. Both 343 and Microsoft’s leadership teams have been providing constant updates with how the COVID-19 situation is progressing, how our projects are progressing, and recommendations on how best to stay safe during these unprecedented times.”
Shek continued, “What does that mean for MCC PC and Halo Infinite? We’re removing all the obstacles in our path and tracking well, but need to be mindful of our current limitations and understand that the coronavirus situation may get worse before it gets better. Rest assured that every single one of us is doing everything in our power to continue developing and delivering quality Halo experiences while we adjust to this new way of life.”
So, does that mean that there will be delays? There is no way to tell based on what the update said. It seems well within the realm of possibility. But it doesn’t seem to be a guarantee. Hopefully the projects will continue “tracking well.” Check in with us again soon for further updates.