One other lead developer leaves the undertaking mid-development.
Halo Infinite’s obvious growth troubles are continued. Chris Lee, Studio Head of FPS Improvement, producer, and director at 343 Industries, who’s been the lead for the Halo Infinite undertaking over the course of this growth, is not engaged on the sport. Chatting with Bloomberg, Lee confirmed the identical, staying that he has “stepped again” from the undertaking.
“I’ve stepped again from Infinite and I’m taking a look at future alternatives,” he stated. “I imagine within the group and am assured they may ship an important recreation and now is an effective time for me to step away.”
Microsoft have additionally confirmed that Lee is not engaged on Halo, however nonetheless stays at Microsoft. “Chris Lee stays a Microsoft worker and whereas he has stepped again from Halo Infinite proper now, we admire all he has carried out for the undertaking up to now,” they stated in a press release.
This isn’t the primary time an vital member of Halo Infinite’s growth group has left the undertaking over the past 12 months or so. In August 2019, inventive director Tim Longo stepped away, whereas in October of the identical 12 months, lead producer Mary Olson departed 343 Industries as effectively.
In August of this 12 months, 343 Industries introduced in Joseph Staten, who was deeply concerned with the Halo franchise in the course of the Bungie days, to function the undertaking lead on Halo Infinite’s marketing campaign and assist get it throughout the end line for launch. Learn extra on that by means of right here.
Halo Infinite is in growth for Xbox Sequence X/S, Xbox One, and PC. It at present has no set launch date. Although some rumours have advised that Microsoft may find yourself delaying the sport into 2021 and even drop the Xbox One model, 343 Industries have denied these rumours.
Just lately, Xbox boss Phil Spencer advised that 343 Industries may take into account releasing the sport’s marketing campaign and multiplayer separately- learn extra on that by means of right here.