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343 Industries commits to developing ‘future’ Halo games despite layoffs

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The studio head of Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has announced that the Microsoft-owned studio will continue to develop Halo games, despite rumors to the contrary.

In a recent <a href=«https://twitter.com/Halo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1616918614254157828%7Ctwgr%5E10d46da71f6a67334a5b571179694dfca76e055f%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.techradar.com%2F» target="_blank" data-url=«https://twitter.com/Halo?ref_src=» https: rel=«noopener»>Tweet(opens in new tab), from the official Halo Twitter, studio head Pierre Hintze announced: “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.” The statement comes off of the back of a troubling claim by Halo leaker <a href=«https://twitter.com/BathrobeSpartan/status/1616169276984942599?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1616169276984942599%7Ctwgr%5Ebf0c658bb59bf911914e494e6a2d53ebed238322%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamespot.com%2Farticles%2F343-industries-will-no-longer-make-halo-games-but-will-oversee-outside-development-report%2F1100-6510721%2F» target="_blank" data-url=«https://twitter.com/BathrobeSpartan/status/1616169276984942599?ref_src=» https: rel=«noopener»>Bathrobe Spartan(opens in new tab) that suggested 343 had been taken off of “active development” of new Halo games following Microsoft’s recent spate of major layoffs, with its role now being filled by third-party studios (via Gamespot(opens in new tab)).Both 343 Industries and Starfield developer Bethesda Game Studios have been hit by Microsoft’s recent layoffs.

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