Halo development chief leaves Xbox after 15 years

Bonnie Ross has worked directly on projects spanning the franchise, including the Paramount+ series.

This Monday (12), the corporate vice president Microsoft and head 343 industry, Bonnie Ross announced that he is leaving the studio after 15 years. In an example of representation when it comes to women in the game creation environment, an executive revealed that he is leaving the company due to a family medical issue.

Notably, Ross’ career in the video game industry began in 1994 as a producer of sports games for the PC.

In addition to directly participating in franchise projects HelloIn addition to the original Paramount+ series released this year, Ross has also worked on games such as NBA: Inside Drive, Pandora’s Box, Counter Strike and Mass Effect.

The official announcement was made via Ross’ social media. See below.

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The developer wrote on Twitter: “Although I had hoped to keep Halo until the Winter Update was released, I am letting you know that I am leaving 343 due to a family medical issue.”

“I’m incredibly proud of the work that all of us at 343 Industries have done with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo TV series, and more. It’s been an honor to work with the team over the past 15 years and be a part of the universe that I I love.”He thanked Ross.

The studio will have a new head of production

With Ross gone, the studio will have an executive producing partner on Halo, Pierre Hintze, in the position of head of production. The news caught the company by surprise as the release of the new Halo Infinite update is getting closer and closer.

“We wish him all the best. Production chief Pierre Hintz will become head of the studio immediately. The 343 team is working hard to deliver the Winter Update, the biggest update for Halo Infinite since launch.Written by the Xbox team via Windows Central.

It is important to note that 343 Industries has delayed some releases. Now, the title’s next season is slated for March 2023, and the release of the long-awaited co-op mode has been pushed back to November of this year.

Also see: Halo Infinite: Leaked content removed from main campaign.

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Via: The Verge Source: Bonnie Ross on Twitter


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