Halo veteran Joseph Staten, who was hired by Microsoft to handle the creative direction of Halo Infinite, has left the company after nine years.
IGN Staten first broke the news by confirming his departure on Twitter. Staten thanked his Xbox colleagues and wouldn’t say where he’s headed next.
Folks, I am certainly leaving Microsoft. More information to share soon, but for now, I want to thank you for everything I do. @Xbox I would like to thank my colleagues for all their understanding and support as I embark on new adventures. https://t.co/oMR0LXOzZb
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) April 8, 2023
Xbox said of Staten’s departure from IGN:
Staten worked on the first three Halo games at Bungie before leaving Bungie in 2014 to join Microsoft. Senior Creative Director, Xbox Publishing, and joined 343 Industries in 2020 to help develop Halo Infinite.of Recruitment announcement “Our focus is to support the existing talented and creative leaders on the campaign team and ensure they have everything they need to create a great Halo game,” Staten said.
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