Rumor: 343i Executives Leaving, Halo Infinite Development Concerns Rise

Halo Infinite is currently in development at 343i under the care of Bonnie Ross. However, rumor has it that executives members of the developer have or will soon leave the development team.

According to Brad Sams, some of the developers left 343i. He said while this news isn’t set in stone, fans should keep an eye on this space there might be news in the coming days.

Hearing there have been departures from 343i yet again. Keep an eye on what’s happening with executive turnover at 343i.

There have been recent departures from 343i. Last month Halo Infinite creative director left the project and studio to pursue indie development. Tim Longo served as the creative director of Infinite and Halo 5: Guardians. He also worked on the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and joined 343i in 2013.

Microsoft confirmed his departure in a statement regarding leadership reshuffle.

Roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development. We have recently had two changes to the Halo Infinite development team.

We are truly thankful for his many contributions to our games, our studio and the Halo universe. We wish Tim nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

The other change Microsoft is referring to is Mary Olsen taking on the lead producer role for the next Halo game. Microsoft assured fans that these changes won’t impact Halo Infinite’s Holiday 2020 release on PC, Xbox One, and Project Scarlett.

The cross-gen title won’t treat Xbox One players as second class citizens, said the development studio. Each version of the game be it PC, Xbox One, or Project Scarlett, will get proper attention from the development team.

Speaking of Project Scarlett, the next-generation console is releasing next-year during the holiday season. Microsoft will use Halo to push as Xbox Project Scarlett units around the world.

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