343 Industries “will proceed to develop Halo now and sooner or later,” says studio head Pierre Hintze. The assertion was launched in response to rumours that 343 would as an alternative take a backseat on future Halo games by serving to handle exterior studios, slightly than creating the games themselves as that they had on Halo Infinite.
“Halo and Master Chief are right here to remain,” begins the short statement shared on Twitter. “343 Industries will proceed to develop Halo now and sooner or later, together with epic tales, multiplayer, and extra of what makes Halo nice.”
We did not report on the rumours and I will not hyperlink them now, as a result of so far as I can inform they lacked any credibility and no respected website shared them. Alas, they have been spreading far sufficient to immediate an official denial, so right here we’re.
This previous week, Microsoft introduced they’d lay off 10,000 workers, together with workers at a number of of their growth studios. Halo Infinite builders 343 Industries have been amongst these affected, prompting a number of former 343 Industries workers to criticise Microsoft’s decision-making and the way in which by which it harm Halo Infinite’s growth. 343 Industries artistic director Joe Staten, who joined the studio in 2020 to assist ship Infinite, was additionally introduced as leaving to re-join the Xbox publishing crew.
All of which has prompted quite a lot of dialogue and hypothesis about the way forward for Halo.
Halo Infinite has lots to advocate it, however its launch has felt piecemeal, with singleplayer and multiplayer releasing individually, co-op coming a 12 months later, and a handful of options being lower alongside the way in which. Its post-release seasonal content material/battle go has additionally didn’t seize gamers’ imaginations. The just lately added Forged mode is sweet, although.