Halo Infinite multiplayer passes 200,000 concurrent players on Steam and Season 1 extends to May 2022
Halo Infinite multiplayer has been unexpectedly released on November 15 on Xbox and PC. While the Xbox numbers have not been revealed, statistics from SteamDB demonstrated that the game peaked at more than 200,000 concurrent players since launch. This is the largest multiplayer launch Microsoft has ever had on Steam.
During Xbox's 20th Anniversary Livestream, Microsoft announced the release of the Halo Infinite multiplayer beta, which is open to all players on Xbox and PC who can download the game right now and enjoy it with their friends. Microsoft alerted Halo fans that the beta is completely unrestrictive and gamers can access all game modes, maps as well as the Season 1 battle pass.
Furthermore, 343 Industries initially planned to introduce a new season every three months. However, the developers have decided to extend Season 1 to six months and thus, the season will continue until May 2022. 343 Industries claimed that the season delay will prevent crunch and allow the team to attain a high standard of quality.
The Halo team continued to state that the Season 1 extension will afford them more time to finish development by Season 2 in a sustainable way and more content will be added meanwhile. Additional content will include events and customization items such as the 20th Anniversary cosmetics, which are available now.