At the end of 2022, Xbox had ensured that a great year was coming for users of the brand. Unfortunately, fate would be different for Xbox studios, as Microsoft this week announced a major downsizing that affected Xbox studios. Gears of War Y Halo. The alarms went off more with the last IP, since clues arose that ensured that his commissioned study would distance himself from her. This team, 434 Industries, has just broken the silence.
The news of the mass layoffs and others that have affected 343 Industries, coupled with the sad state of Halo Infinite It has made us think that the franchise is going through a very bad time, something that was reinforced after a rumor came to light that 343 Industries would stop working on games Halo.
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Will 343 Industries stop working on Halo?
The rumor spread on Thursday, January 19, and there was a halo of uncertainty around the franchise. 343 Industries did not comment on the matter immediately, which made fans even more suspicious.
However, the study finally decided to leave to officially talk about the situation and clear up doubts.
Through Twitter, the official account of Halo shared a statement signed by Pierre Hintze, head of the studio who took over after the departure of Bonnie Ross just a few months ago.
In case you missed it: The former Microsoft employee called the company’s leadership after the layoffs “incompetent.”
“Halo and the Master Chief are here to stay”, reads the first line of the message to later reaffirm that the same study will continue to develop the franchise “today and in the future”, which includes “epic stories, multiplayer, and more than what makes great Halo“.
The statement was somewhat brief, but it was enough, since it clearly refutes any rumor that questioned the future of 343 Industries with Halo.
— Halo (@Halo) January 21, 2023
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Halo Infinite is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. You can find more about him if you visit his file or if you consult our written review.
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