Rumours have been heating up over the weekend claiming that Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer could be getting a surprise early launch – potentially as early as tonight.
It all started (as per Video Games Chronicle) after Twitter user Adam Fairclough discovered some interesting changes in the Halo website’s source code. Fairclough noted on Friday that several references to November 15 and 6pm on the Xbox Store. Specifically, this date and time appeared next to a value which read ‘PreOrderReleaseDate’.
In case you need a reminder, that’s the same date as the Xbox 20th Anniversary celebration broadcast this evening. While Xbox has said that it won’t announce any new games at the event, speculation is rising that the company may yet have a surprise or two up its sleeve. It also happens to be the same date as Halo‘s birthday too, of course.
Seemingly, the date was changed back a few hours later. However, the same Twitter account that noted this, Aggiornamenti Lumia, also found references to an Halo Infinite Early Access Bundle. Even a promotional website from Pringles seemed to add a countdown pointing to today as noted by Forbes journalist Paul Tassi.
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Finally, the halo.xbox.com domain appears has been down all weekend and remains so at the time of writing. As a final addition to our red-string conspiracy whiteboard, Xbox and 343 Industries are yet to shut this rumour down.
We might not have to wait too long to get some answers, it seems. The Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration is set to kick off this evening at 6pm UK time. The Halo Infinite Multiplayer might not be the only potential surprise in store tonight. The re-listing of several Xbox Original games last week has also set tongues wagging on a potential backwards compatibility announcement.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer listing got updated 😆 https://t.co/aNdEYjmyIn pic.twitter.com/gyBLdMdCMv
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) November 13, 2021