Halo Dev 343 Industries Has Not Been Taken Off Series, Studio Confirms
There was a recent report that the company would only oversee other teams working on the FPS franchise.
Following a large round of layoffs and rumors regarding the future of the Halo series, developer 343 Industries has revealed it is still working on Halo--and the Master Chief's story.
A report from last week stated 343 would no longer make Halo games, instead overseeing external partners working on the franchise. This led to the official Halo account on Twitter putting out a public response.
January 21, 2023
"Halo and Master Chief are here to stay," Hintze said. "343 Industries will continue to develop Halo now and in the future, including epic stories, multiplayer, and more of what makes Halo great."
However, it's still up to interpretation regarding what 343 will be doing with Halo now. Certain Affinity is rumored to be developing a mysterious new mode for the FPS.
It's been a rough month for 343. The studio was hit hard by Microsoft's layoffs, and head of creative Joe Staten left the team to return to Xbox Games Publishing.
Looking ahead, 343 has previously promised "bigger things" for Halo Infinite this year, including shorter seasons and regular content updates. Season 3: Echoes Within is planned to launch in March, for example.
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