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But now: Halo is not changing developers – the right decision for you?

343 Industries remains the responsible development studio.  Are you happy about it?

343 Industries remains the responsible development studio. Are you happy about it?

Mass layoffs at Microsoft remain a big issue. A total of 10,000 employees were laid off, who are also divided among the various 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.

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The layoffs sparked rumors that 343 Industries would have to stop developing Halo games in the future. However, as an official statement now shows, this is not the case. The right decision for you? That’s what we want to know 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. Rather, 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:

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But contrary to the rumor, 343 Industries tweeted a statement from studio boss Pierre Hintze, in which he denied that he would no longer be involved in the development of future Halo games. Rather, the team will continue to develop Halo both now and in the future:

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This should include not only the “epic stories”, but also the multiplayer. So it is now impossible that 343 Industries will outsource even parts of the development to Halo.

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The latest work from 343 Industries is the Forge mode for Halo Infinite:

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Halo Infinite video shows new mode: How to build maps and new modes






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Halo Infinite video shows new mode: How to build maps and new modes

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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. The game was released in December 2021 after a postponement of more than a year and still cannot deliver the content that fans would have liked from the online shooter.

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What is the problem? Halo Infinite is still short on maps and has even scrapped the planned split-screen mode that many would have liked. In addition, weapons that have already been teased appear later and the second season is now longer than originally planned.

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That’s why we want to know from you: Would it have been good for the Halo series to be 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.

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