We've got some bad news for the gamers who were excited about Halo: Spartan Strike, which is a spin-off of last year's Halo: Spartan Assault.

It's not much news to most players that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been having some issues. While 343 Industries works hard to fix Chief's matchmaking issues, it understandably has to push some things to the side, such as Halo: Spartan Strike. Polygon reports that this twin-stick shooter's release is now being pushed back from its original release date of Dec. 12 to the vague launch window of "early 2015".

Halo Waypoint recently posted a blog, which said the following: "While we're excited about this all-new Halo experience, our commitment to resolving the current matchmaking issues in Halo: The Master Chief Collection remains the top priority. As a result, we have decided to move the release of Halo: Spartan Strike to early 2015."

Hopefully 343 Industries will be able to fix the matchmaking woes in Halo: The Master Chief Collection soon so that we can play Halo: Spartan Strike for PC and its inevitable Xbox console release.

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