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This fucking sucks….
He didn't cause that dumpster fire. He came in at the end to actually get a game to come out that was playable. Can you imagine what it would be like if he didn't come in and they launched in 2020?Congrats on the promotion, Joe Staten. May Xbox Publishing flourish under your watch as Halo Infinite did before it.
They already tried modernizing lmfao, ever heard of halo 4 and 5?Halo crashed and burned because the gameplay loop was extremely repetitive, overly simplistic, and stale. The player base started jettisoning a huge percentage of players right after the first weekend.
It had nothing to do with DLC and quick updates.
Normally this is called 'controlled flight in to terrain' but whatever, use the corporate speak which lets you sleep at night.Joe Staten, who joined 343 in 2020 to steer Halo Infinite toward the finish line, is leaving the studio to rejoin Xbox Publishing, Bloomberg has learned
They already tried modernizing lmfao, ever heard of halo 4 and 5?
They were the biggest flops of all the games
*If ActiBliz gets completed in some way...
MS/Xbox are about to bring in a ton of assets, talent and tech. There will be a lot of IPs/licensing/collab/restructuring for a year or two post that deal closing. Ultimately 343 should have had this happen after Halo 5. Infinite and the 7 years we're pushing now should have had all this done and dusted. They should have brought in the core Halo devs, paid plenty (but worth it), and gone to town with PvE and BR. It really isn't that hard to see it in the last 5 years, 343 just chased esports and some crazy social shite Halo then their own game engine and new hardware releases hand in hand. Given the mess 343 has been project to project and game to game I'd suspect Staten didn't really want to be there anymore. At his stage of career I wouldn't want to be at a studio that is a mess tech and vision wise either.
While losing Staten is bad, him being a larger part of Xbox (what he was doing before 343 anyhow) is a "greater good" trade-off for Xbox and Halo fans. They really should just give Certain Affinity and Max the Halo games completely and 343 is purely the media/franchise/merchandise arm etc.
Lol you’re out of your mind this can’t be a serious take. You think they’re going to bury one of the most iconic profitable series in gaming because 60 people got laid off?Halo is finally dead.
They won't need it when Call of Duty goes Xbox exclusive anyways. Which is probably why they are planning ahead and gutting 343 now.
Quoting myself from HaloGAF -