Halo Infinite creative director leaves 343 Industries
Microsoft says the game remains on course for a holiday 2020 release
Halo Infinite creative director Tim Longo has left 343 Industries.
Longo, who was also creative director on Halo 5: Guardians, recently moved to a different role at the studio before leaving this week, Kotaku reports.
Confirming Longo’s exit in a statement, Microsoft said “roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development”.
343 Industries executive producer Mary Olson is now leading the Halo Infinite campaign team as lead producer, while “the overall creative vision and production of the game remains led by Chris Lee, Studio Head of Halo Infinite”.
Microsoft announced in June that it planned to launch Halo Infinite alongside its next-gen console, Xbox Scarlett, during the 2020 holiday season. That’s still the case.
The platform holder said: “We have a word-class team building Halo Infinite and the overwhelming positive response by fans has us energised, 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.”
Halo Infinite was revealed at E3 2018 and is described as a “spiritual reboot” of the first-person shooter series, which launched in 2001. It’s also being developed for Xbox One and PC.
A Halo Infinite cinematic trailer was shown at this year’s E3.