Recently we heard from our sources (now confirmed by Bloomberg) that Joseph Staten, one of the original minds behind the Halo universe, is joining with 343 Industries to work on Halo Infinite. In regards to Halo, Staten previously served as Bungie’s director of cinematics and was responsible for mission scripts and cutscene dialogue in Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach. Additionally, he provided the voice for Halo 3: ODST’s Superintendent as well as the Covenant’s Grunt enemies — a role he took on once again in Halo 5: Guardians. Lastly, he also wrote Halo: Shadow of Intent, a short-story included in the 2015 Halo anthology book Halo: Fractures.
Overall, as someone who loves a lot of what Staten has done for Halo so far, I’m excited to see what he contributes to Halo Infinite. What are your thoughts? Let me know down below.
Halo Infinite is currently expected to launch sometime in 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs. It was initially slated to release in the Holiday 2020 season, but it was ultimately delayed, which was a decision that we thought was the right move. If you want to play some Halo right now, though, we highly recommend Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
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