343 Industries Vindicates Itself, Vowing to Continue Leading Halo in the Future
343 Industries Confirms Halo Series Has a Bright Future Ahead
Microsoft and its subsidiary 343 Industries have had a buzzing few weeks. After being engulfed in several controversies regarding the purchase of Activision Blizzard, the American giant recently announced a restructuring process which resulted in massive layoffs that affected multiple divisions, including HoloLens, Mixed Reality, Bethesda Game Studios, and 343 Industries responsible for the beloved Halo series.
Journalists such as Jason Schrieter from Bloomberg reported these layoffs would greatly affect 343 Industries, leading many to question the future of the Halo franchise. However, the studio head Pierre Hintze put an end to all speculations by affirmatively stating that “Halo and the Master Chief are here to stay”.
The statement was quickly followed by the launch of Halo Infinite, one of the most anticipated Xbox titles. Although reviews rolled in with a handful of positive appraisals, the game faced unprecedented criticism due to its limited growth. Fans showed dismay over issues with the game’s Cooperative Mode, Forge Mode, Battle Pass, and the studio’s unclear roadmap for the game.
Nevertheless, 343 Industries were determined to not disappoint their loyal fans. As of today, Halo Infinite is available on multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox Series X | S, and Xbox One, as well as being included for free in the Xbox Game Pass catalog.
343 Industries has has made it clear that Halo and Master Chief are here to stay, and future titles will be led and marked by the studio. It is safe to say that Halo has a bright future ahead!