Unfortunate information has been revealed for those die-hard fans looking forward to the next big Halo sequel – Halo Infinite. According to sources at Kotaku, Creative Director of Halo Infinite Tim Longo has departed 343 Industries. The departure is accredited to a shakeup within the team as Longo changed leadership positions a few weeks prior. Microsoft has since confirmed Longo’s departure to Kotaku. Check out the excerpt below.
“Roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development. We have recently had two changes to the Halo Infinite development team. Our Executive Producer, Mary Olson will now take charge of the Campaign team on Halo Infinite as the Lead Producer, utilizing her many years of experience at 343 to help craft a great campaign for fans.
Additionally, Tim Longo has recently departed our team and we are truly thankful for his many contributions to our games, our studio and the Halo universe. We wish Tim nothing but the best in his future endeavors.
The overall creative vision and production of the game remains led by Chris Lee, Studio Head of Halo Infinite.
We have a world-class team building Halo Infinite and the overwhelming positive response by fans has us energized, more than ever, to create the best Halo game to date, alongside Project Scarlett in holiday 2020. These changes have no impact to the release date for Halo Infinite.”
Longo was known as an industry veteran and was also titled the Creative Director of Halo 5. Halo Infinite is set to release on Xbox One, PC, and is also a launch title for the next-generation Xbox console codenamed Scarlett. It’ll be hitting the shelves during the 2020 holiday season. What is in store for the upcoming Halo sequel with such a huge loss?
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