Not a great news week for everyone who expected that Halo Infinite will become a launch title for the Xbox Series X console. Yesterday the developers from 343 Industries announced that in order to make this game truly great, they will need more time, meaning that Halo Infinite won’t come out until 2021.

The news was announced by a Tweet on Halo’s page. In a message, Chris Lee, the head of the 343 industries, reasoned that the ongoing pandemic made a huge impact on the development process and that is the main reason behind the delay.

“The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us this year. I want to acknowledge the hard work from our team at 343 Industries, who have remained committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges, However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.”

Here’s a full Tweet if you want to give a reply, express your disappointment or rage about something:

We won’t lie, this is a bit weird for Xbox. Microsoft already released a statement that Xbox Series X will launch this November and losing probably its biggest exclusive first-party game will be a massive hit. However, as one great man named Shigeru Miyamoto once said: “A delayed game is eventually good. A bad game is bad forever.” We can wait for our chance to play Halo Infinite and we have our fingers crossed for its success.