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Speaking in a new interview with IGNAnd Xbox [6,332 articles]href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/xbox/” rel=”noopener”>Xbox President Phil Spencer [518 articles]href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/people/phil-spencer/” rel=”noopener”>Bill Spencer It reversed a turbulent few weeks for the Halo developer, which resulted in the studio having to tweet a vow to continue working on the franchise.
“What we’re doing now is we want to make sure that the leadership team is equipped with the flexibility to build the project that they need to build. Halo will be important to what Xbox does, and 343 is critical to Halo’s success.”
Last week, Microsoft Confirmed plans The US tech giant will have to lay off approximately 4.5% of its workforce of 220,000 people (about 10,000 people).
reports from bloomberg And Game masters Then select 343 Many game studios will be affectedThe latter said the Halo developer has suffered a “significant” number of layoffs, particularly those working on the single-player component.
Then, 343 took to social media to address the growing speculation about the studio’s future with a brief statement.
“Halo and Master Chief are here to stay,” the message read. “ 343 Industries [206 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/microsoft/343-industries/” rel=”noopener”>343 مهنة You will continue to build Halo now and in the future, including the epic stories, multiplayer, and much more that makes Halo great.”
Spencer won’t be drawn specifically about the future of the franchise, pausing to discuss what’s next. Halo Infinite [283 articles]href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/halo/halo-infinite/” rel=”noopener”>Halo Infinite.
“I’ll let 343 talk about the plans they have now and people know next season is coming and they’re excited about it,” said Spencer.
“They have some other stuff, some rumored, some announced, that they’re going to work on it. They are excited to move forward with the project. Look at the work they’ve done at Forge and the amazing support we’ve had from the creators there.
“The timeline for Halo… Halo will always be one of those things in my mind, it’s part of the Xbox story, and part of the foundation of what Xbox is about.”
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Spencer admitted the 343’s failure to deliver the live service aspect of the game.
“When we launched that game, we knew we had to make some commitments to people about content updates, our time on them, and quality, and we didn’t hit our own bar to do that.
“I believe in the team that is there, Pierre and the leadership team and the plan that they have. It is clear , [343 studio head Pierre Hintze], who is now the head of the studio, has been working on Halo for a long time. Action[[[[ Halo: The Master Chief Collection [43 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/halo/halo-the-master-chief-collection/” rel=”noopener”>هالو: The Master Chief CollectionAnd he did some great work there. The team has a good plan.”
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