Halo Infinite head of design leaves studio, inflicting fan concern

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Studio departures are frequent within the game improvement scene. Hideo Kojima’s cut up from Konami is likely one of the most well-known, and the Skull & Bones co-director left Ubisoft simply this previous January. Today marks one other departure, as Jerry Hook, head of design at Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries, is leaving the studio.

Hook made the announcement on Twitter, reminiscing about Xbox and thanking those that helped alongside the way in which. “Today marks my last day at 343, Microsoft, and Halo,” it begins. Further within the thread, Hook thanks “all that have let me run alongside you in this amazing industry, and thank you to this community.” Sometimes departing builders tease their subsequent step, however Hook does no such factor right here. In truth, the wording sounds extra like a departure from game improvement basically, maybe even a retirement.

Today marks my final day at 343i, Microsoft and Halo. This journey has been full of creating new worlds, platforms and merchandise from Xbox, Xbox Live to Halo. #Xbox #Halo #gamedev

— jerry hook (@hookscourt) May 25, 2022

Whatever is subsequent for Jerry Hook, the designer can be missed — simply take a look at the replies to the goodbye tweet. Many thank Hook for the time spent on Halo, however others appear involved. Facetious feedback about Halo Infinite being “doomed” may be discovered, and a few are outright mean-spirited, blaming Hook for “poor choices made with Infinite.” Most replies are appreciative although.

It’s not like work on Halo Infinite is stopping anytime quickly. If something, the event has solely grow to be extra targeted on what followers need. For instance, the Scorpion Gun glitch is being restored, which needs to be a boon for the game’s speedrunning scene. Last Spartan Standing additionally bought the highlight just lately, because the mode obtained its personal playlist. Still, the game shouldn’t be with out issues. Players found that Halo Infinite Season 1’s Battle Pass is more durable to finish in the event you don’t purchase the brand new one.

In happier information, Halo help studio Certain Affinity has provided to pay relocation charges for workers affected by anti-trans and anti-abortion legal guidelines. The studio will assist its staff move to a state where they’ll proceed doing their job underneath much less oppressive situations.