Halo Infinite Adds Another Co-Developer
343 Industries has recruited a second outside studio to help with the ongoing development of the next-gen Halo title.
Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries is getting more help with the development of the next-generation Halo game. San Jose, California-based studio Sperasoft is now working alongside 343 Industries on the game. They are at least the second co-developer on the game, following SkyBox Labs.
On Halo Infinite, Sperasoft is "contributing to the game's content across multiple development mandates, developing components of the game and experience, working closely with our new partners at 343," the company said in a blog post.
"It's an honor to contribute to the most famous FPS series in the world and to support the next generation of the Halo franchise," Sperasoft's Denis Larkin said in a statement.
Sperasoft has a lot of experience helping developers on their projects. The studio has also contributed to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Anthem, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Rainbow Six Siege, among many others.
Some people on Twitter wondered if the addition of another co-developer meant that Halo Infinite might be in trouble or that it could lead to a "too many cooks" situation, but this is not the case, according to Halo community manager John Junyszek.
"As a few others have said in the replies, it's normal for big games these days [to have co-developers] and Sperasoft are pros. Additionally, as noted, they've been partnered with us for a while so this isn't really new news or cause for alarm," Junyszek said.
The Assassin's Creed franchise is known for its high co-development counts. This year's Assassin's Creed Valhalla was worked on by 15 different studios. It was also recently reported that 14 studios helped Naughty Dog to complete The Last of Us: Part II.
As for the other co-developer, Skybox Labs has been helping 343 since 2018 on AI, gameplay, networking, and graphics features.
Halo Infinite is a launch title for the Xbox Series X, and it's also coming to the standard Xbox One as well as PC. Instead of releasing Halo Infinite 2 in a few years, 343 is planning for Halo Infinite to be a platform that grows and evolves over the next 10 years.
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