IGN reported that Microsoft wanted to resort to utilizing some Xbox Series X dev kits for the Halo Infinite Halo Championship Series match, exhibiting that even the corporate that makes the console has bother getting its arms on it as a result of ongoing chip scarcity.
In a tweet made by Halo esports and viewership lead at 343 Industries Tahir Hasandjekic, he mentioned that the open bracket gamers could be taking part in with Xbox Series X dev kits, citing the chip scarcity as he did.
Heads up open bracket gamers – you will be taking part in this weekend on Series X growth consoles. They’re functionally similar and will likely be working in “Retail” mode so it is the very same expertise, they only look just a little totally different.
Why? Global provide chain scarcity is actual.
— Tashi (@Tashi343i) December 15, 2021
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Development kits are what they are saying on the tin: They’re the locked consoles that builders use to make video games for launch on retail items. Still, they’ve the identical guts in them because the retail items, so whereas this can be a fantastic answer for the Halo Championship Series, it underlines how critical the availability chain scarcity is. And Microsoft isn’t the one firm coping with much less consoles accessible on cabinets.
The Halo Championship Series came about throughout the previous three days this weekend, and appears to have concluded easily even with the dev kits in tow. Top prize was a prize pool of $250,000 + crowdfunding, a large purse showcasing how necessary eports is to the franchise.
Halo Infinite simply got here out just a few weeks in the past, however it’s already gracing many recreation of the yr lists. It additionally has quite a lot of synergy with the brand new Xbox Elite Controller. Regardless Halo nostalgia continues to be sturdy, because it seems in sudden locations lately.
Halo Infinite is now accessible for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.