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Halo Infinite’s multiplayer creative director leaves 343 Industries as game's future gets murkier

Only a month after Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty spoke on Halo Infinite’s lackluster live service updates and of restructuring coming to developer 343 Industries, another senior figure has departed the company.

Today, Tom French announced that he would be stepping away as multiplayer creative director on Halo Infinite, pulling the curtains on a career developing Halo titles that spanned more than 11 years.

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GoodGuy0955d ago

Lol. 343 needs to shut down and mcsft needs to get a QUALITY new studio to work on halo.

Orchard55d ago

Agreed. I'd love to see them have iD software make a Halo entry.

-Foxtrot55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

Honestly they’ve kind of tainted Halo too much

I’d rather they start fresh and do a reboot

It would be a good way of bringing people back

I loved the story in these games but Halo 5 onward has screwed thongs up too much, like what they did to Cortana then bringing in “not-Cortana” to replace her to fix their mistake…yeesh

Doesn’t help aswell that their stories were done in a way where they think you’ve read all the novels for the lore. “Oh don’t understand plot point A and B well it was talked about on novel X and Y”.

LoveSpuds55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

MS need to quit Halo and move on, they have stagnated for the last 13 years or so. Make some new damn games!!!

Crows9055d ago (Edited 55d ago )

They won't. They're too buys buying up devs to continue making their IPs. And they've already made it clear that they will leave everything up to each dev. In other words they won't really have anything to do with the new games from their newly purchased studios. Which is a good thing since they kinda kill studio creativity whenever they get involved.

crazyCoconuts54d ago

You're so cruel. What would all those singing monks do for work?

Lightning7755d ago

Agreed. Take the old dog in the back and well... Yeah...

DarXyde55d ago

I don't know if that's a fair assessment.

I have no horse in this race, but it makes me think of my own thoughts about Guerilla. I never cared for Killzone, but I love Horizon.

It's entirely possible that they're just not playing to their strengths (which, as a studio, perhaps they haven't found it yet).

LucasRuinedChildhood55d ago

It's not exactly comparable but I do agree that 343 might be better suited to making something else.

Guerilla had not failed as 343 have though. Killzone 2 is deservedly one of the highest rated FPS games of all time and 3 was also very good. They are beloved games. Shadowfall was the only time they messed up a bit and it was rushed for the PS4 launch.

Hofstaderman54d ago (Edited 54d ago )

I agree with you. Killzone for me never reached the heights of Halo 2,3 and Reach. But now Halo feels like a poor man’s Halo. Go figure

neutralgamer199254d ago

Real question is if Activision acquisition goes through does Ms care about halo once they have COD and Doom

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-Mika-55d ago

They've lost an incredibly concerning amount of leads and senior level staff since Infinite launched. The game also isn't performing well. It is the 18th most played game on Xbox and the game peaked at 5000 players on Steam today. At this point, MS should end support for the game at the end of 2023 and just reboot the franchise. Halo seriously needs a GOW 2018 type reboot.

anast55d ago

Shouldn't have been hired in the first place.

badz14954d ago

The team was formed specifically to make only Halo games after Bungie left. They failed the ONE task they are made to do. How incompetent can one group of people be?

anast54d ago

My point. This kind of failure is shocking. Nepotism and stale reputations were the hiring requirements.

Star5155d ago

343...is toast. I don't forsee a bounceback for them in general

Zeref54d ago

Halo Infinite is still in the top played games on Xbox live, above Destiny 2 😂

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