Another long time veteran to the Halo franchise seems to have parted ways. Long time Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor has seemingly made his exit from the series.
This comes from reports of his updated LinkedIn profile, which states that April 2023 is/was his final month as franchise creative director at Microsoft. It now lists his current job as franchise creative director simply located in the Greater Seattle Area.
Neither Microsoft nor O’Connor have made any statements on this potential departure. It is entirely possible that this is a misunderstanding in reports and that he’s still working for the company.
However, if it is the case that he has left, then this marks another leadership position now vacated for the Halo franchise since the launch of Infinite back in late 2021.
To cover notable members who have left, they include: multiplayer director Tom French, studio director David Berger, cinematic director Joseph Staten, and 343 founder/studio head Bonnie Ross.
Due to all these departures and changes, it is most assured that any future Halo projects by 343 Industries will be very likely different than any prior game created by the studio.
Halo Infinite is available on Windows PC (via the Microsoft Store, Steam), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough review on the game here.