Former FASA Interactive developer Berger has been with 343 for over 14 years and at Microsoft for over 20.
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During his time at 343, he has built a 120-strong engineering team “from the ground up”, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He helped ship Halo 4, Halo 5 and Halo Infinite, including leading development of the Slipspace Engine used for the most recent series entry.
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If accurate, Berger’s exit from 343 will follow that of Bonnie Ross, who announced on Monday that she’s stepping down after 15 years in charge of the studio in order to attend to a family medical issue. Ross is also leaving Microsoft after more than 28 years in gaming at the company.
Coinciding with the announcement of her departure, Microsoft said it had restructured 343’s leadership team. 343’s former head of production, Pierre Hintze, has taken on the role of studio head.
Bryan Koski, who previously headed up marketing for Halo, is set to become GM of the franchise, while business, operations and esports head Elizabeth Van Wyck will oversee business and operations.
Earlier this month, 343 confirmed a fresh round of Halo Infinite content delays, as well as the cancellation of the game’s local split-screen co-op mode.