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343 reaffirms commitment to future Halo content, following job cuts

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343 Industries has reassured fans it continue to develop future Halo content, after the studio was hit with significant staff cuts this week.On Wednesday, Microsoft confirmed plans to lay off approximately 4.5% of the US technology giant’s 220,000-person workforce (around 10,000 people).Reports from Bloomberg and Lords of Gaming then identified 343 as one of several game studios to be affected, with the latter claiming the Halo developer had suffered a “significant” number of layoffs, particularly those working on single-player elements.This led to speculation that 343 could be downsizing its commitment to Halo Infinite content, or even outsourcing future development entirely.On Saturday, 343 appeared to address this speculation directly with a statement published on its social media accounts.“Halo and Master Chief are here to stay,” it wrote. “343 Industries will continue to develop Halo now and in the future, including epic stories, multiplayer, and more of what makes Halo great.”Halo Infinite has had a troubled production, suffering various delays and changes of leadership in the years leading up to its December 2021 release and since.Even prior to this week’s layoff news, 343 Industries has seen a number of recent senior departures, including its multiplayer creative director, its director of engineering, and Bonnie Ross, who was the studio head for 15 years.Coinciding with news of the layoffs, it was also reported that Halo veteran and head of creative Joseph Staten is leaving 343 to rejoin Xbox Game Studios Publishing.Following this week’s layoffs several former 343 staff criticised Microsoft for its part in Halo Infinite’s rocky development.One critic is Patrick Wren, who had worked for 343 for eight years and was

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