Studio 343 Industries has confirmed that it will continue to work on games in the Halo universe and develop the flagship Xbox franchise . This is how she reacted to rumors of her being pulled from the series amid the failure of Halo Infinite.
Halo and Master Chief are here to stay.
343 Industries will continue to develop Halo now and in the future, including epic stories, multiplayer and more of what makes Halo great.Pierre Hintze
Earlier this week it became known about the decision of Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees . The cuts affected several divisions at once, including game studios 343 Industries, Bethesda Game Studios and The Coalition.
On January 20, Halo franchise insider Bathrobe Spartan said that the development of new games in the series was decided to be outsourced to third-party studios, as 343 Industries significantly scaled back amid weak Halo Infinite numbers.
On the one hand, today’s message from the studio refutes this, and on the other hand , nothing will prevent Microsoft from attracting third-party developers who will work together with 343 Industries to further develop the series, fans say.
It is known that several external teams are already working on multiplayer for Halo Infinite, including Certain Affinity, SkyBox Labs and Sperasoft. Another Microsoft studio, The Initiative, is creating a Perfect Dark reboot in partnership with Crystal Dynamics.