Halo Infinite Studio Head Chris Lee has "stepped away" from the project in a stunning announcement, marking the departure of yet another big name from the upcoming PC and Xbox game.
The development of Halo Infinite has had more than its fair share of ups and downs over the last several months. While fans were surely happy to hear that the multiplayer component would be free, the hype train was derailed when the game was delayed beyond its intended November 2020 launch. Now, a high-ranking executive is no longer working on Halo Infinite, although he continues to work at 343 Industries.
If you haven't been keeping up with this game, you can catch up a bit by checking out the Halo Infinite Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer.
Why Did Halo Infinite Studio Head Chris Lee Leave the Project?
Halo Infinite Studio Head Chris Lee has decided that now is a good time to step down from his role on the project. Lee previously served as an Executive Producer of Halo 5 and Lead Producer of Halo 4.
"I have stepped back from Infinite and I am looking at future opportunities," Lee told Bloomberg. "I believe in the team and am confident they will deliver a great game and now is a good time for me to step away."
Lee's statement makes it clear that he's leaving the project; however, it doesn't give any specific reasons for the departure. Microsoft has said that Lee will continue to work at 343 Industries. This isn't the only executive departure from the project in recent years; Creative Director Tim Longo left 343 industries entirely back in 2019.
Is There a New Halo Infinite Release Date Yet?
Unfortunately, there is still not yet a Halo Infinite release date for the PC or either Xbox console. For now, all we know is that the game will be arriving sometime in 2021, hopefully sooner rather than later.
There isn't much more for players to do other than wait for the next great Halo experience to launch. For now, you can stare wistfully at the Halo Infinite listing on the Microsoft Store until pre-orders go live at some point in the future. You can also add Halo Infinite to your wishlist on Steam.
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