Mass layoffs at Microsoft remain a big issue. A total of 10,000 employees were eliminated, who are also divided among the developer studios that Microsoft has bought over the past few years. Among them is the development team from 343 Industries, who became known through the Halo series and most recently developed Halo Infinite.
With the approvals as the rumor has it, 343 Industries should ditch the development of Halo games in the future. However, as is now shown by an official statement, this is not the case. For every rich decision? We will know the waves from you at the end of the article!
343 Industries remains on Halo development team
Where did the rumor come from? Halo leaker Bathrobe Spartan has heard that 343 Industries will no longer play an active role in the development of Halo titles. Likewise, the development should be placed in the hands of third party studios. The reason for this is said to be the mass layoffs that have reduced the studio to a third of the original workforce:
This should include not only the “epic stories”, but also the multiplayer. It is also currently impossible that 343 Industries WILL outsource any part of the development to Halo.
The latest work from 343 Industries is the Forge mode for Halo Infinite:
Halo Infinite video shows new mode: How to build maps and new modes
Would a new development team have fixed Halo’s problems?
With development still in the hands of 343 Industries, they also have to deal with the issues and fan criticism that Halo Infinite had before launch. Released in December 2021, this game was already announced in postponement and there was a lot of news that brings content that fans would have wished for from the online shooter.
Was that a problem? Halo Infinite still has few maps and even canceled the planned split-screen mode that many had wished for. In addition, weapons that have already been teased appear later and the second season is now longer than originally planned.
That’s why this question arose: Would it have done the Halo series a good thing to have been placed in the hands of a different development studio? Or are you content that 343 Industries WILL continue to fly the flag in developing Halo titles? Let us know what you think of the development studio’s statement in the comments.