Joseph Staten, the Bungie Veteran Who Helped Finish Halo Infinite, Leaves Microsoft
Joseph Staten, a Bungie veteran who worked on the first three Halo games and was brought on to help get Halo Infinite over the finish line, has left Microsoft. Staten switched from Xbox’s global publishing arm to the Halo Infinite development team at 343 Industries in August 2020, and his contributions were invaluable in getting the game out the door in December 2021.
Despite the progress Staten made on the game, Halo Infinite’s launch was not without its post-launch troubles. The game’s campaign co-op and Forge modes were both delayed and didn’t launch until November 2022. Microsoft confirmed that Staten left the company on Friday, though there is no indication of what he will be doing next.
Staten’s work on Halo Infinite was incredibly important to the game’s success, and his departure from Microsoft is a big loss for the company. Staten is a veteran of the Halo franchise, having worked on the first three games in the series. His experience and knowledge of the Halo universe was a major asset to the development team, and his contributions to the game were invaluable.
Though his departure from Microsoft is a loss, it’s also a reminder of how important it is to have experienced veterans on the development team. Staten’s experience and knowledge of the Halo franchise was a major asset to the team, and his contributions to the game were invaluable. With Staten’s departure, Microsoft has lost a key member of the Halo Infinite team and a valuable asset to the Halo franchise.