One of the biggest people behind the success of Hello Game franchise, Joseph Staton has said he is leaving Microsoft. IGN First to announce his departure late tonight, and Staton himself confirmed the news in a Twitter post..
Hey guys, I’m really leaving Microsoft. I will have more information to share soon, but for now, I would like to thank all of our people. @Xbox Colleagues for all their understanding and support as I embark on a new adventure. https://t.co/oMR0LXOzZb
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) April 8, 2023
Staten did not say why he decided to leave Microsoft, nor what he would do next. He took the time to thank his former Xbox team members “for all their understanding and support as I embark on a new adventure.” “We are grateful for Joseph’s contributions to the Halo franchise and Xbox as a whole. We wish him the best in his new adventure,” a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN.
Staton made his debut. Hellooriginal developer Bungie, where he was director of cinematics for the first three games in the sci-fi shooter series. In this role, he helped shape the backstory and lore for the entire franchise. He also helped write the story. Halo 3: ODST. After leaving Microsoft, he remained at Bungie and served as its first game writer and design director. destiny Series
In 2013, Staton left Bungie and returned to Microsoft in 2014, serving as Senior Creative Director of Xbox. In this position, he was a writer for Xbox first-party games. ReCore And Crackdown 3. In 2020, he returned Hello Microsoft’s franchisee in 343 Industries, acting as project lead. Hello UnlimitedThe single player campaign. In January 2023, it was revealed that Staton had left 343 Industries to rejoin Xbox Publishing as of today’s news.