Bonnie Ross, head and co-founder of Halo developer 343 Industries, announced on Monday that she was leaving the company. hello infinity developer.
“While I expected to be with Halo until the release of the Winter Update, I’m telling you I’ll skip 343 and run into a family medical problem,” Ross said in a tweet on Monday, “I am incredibly proud of the work that has been done at 343 Industries with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo television series and more. Serving with the team for the past 15 years and being part of a universe that Which I like is an honor.
“Thank you everyone in the Halo community for your support. Halo has a bright future. At the Halo World Championships in October, I can’t wait for all of you to share what we have – and to be happy with you as a fan.” for!
After developer Bungie left Microsoft in 2007, Ross took over Microsoft’s 343 industries; He then took control of the storied Halo franchise. His team helped Bungie complete its last Halo projects – Halo 3: ODST And Halo Reach – and started work on 343’s first official Halo game, Halo 4, Since then, Ross and his team have released Hello: The Master Chief CollectionBringing Halo back to PC, together Halo 5: Guardians and by 2021 Hello Anant. During his tenure, Microsoft also launched its long-running live-action Halo TV series.
343 Industries production head Pierre Hintz is taking over as studio head, Microsoft told Windows Central. Marketing head Brian Kosky will step into the role of general manager of the franchise, while Halo legend Elizabeth Van Wyk will lead business operations. We have contacted Microsoft for more information.
Ross’ departure comes after a few turbulent years for the Halo franchise. The studio’s current release, hello infinitywas delayed by a full year into 2020, not missing the launch of the Xbox Series X. When hello infinity When released, it was absent from expected features like co-op play and forge mode. 343 Industries expects to ship those features with the game’s Winter Update due in November, and pledges to provide better live-service support for the game’s competitive multiplayer component. Earlier this month, 343 Industries shared a roadmap for these upcoming features and more, but gave the bad news that hello infinityThe promised split-screen co-op mode was abolished.
Another major executive departure this year follows Ross’ exit hello infinity design head Jerry Hook left the company in May,