We’ve learned Halo Infinite director Chris Lee has departed the project.
Lee confirmed the news to Bloomberg today. It’s worth noting Lee is now the second top director on the game to leave the project in the past two years. Lee has been at 343 Industries since 2008, a year after the studio was founded, and has been a studio head since 2016.
“I have stepped back from Infinite and I am looking at future opportunities,” Lee said. “I believe in the team and am confident they will deliver a great game and now is a good time for me to step away.”
It’s worth noting Halo Infinite has been in development since 2015 in the writing stages, and was properly announced back in 2018.
A Microsoft representative added, “Chris Lee remains a Microsoft employee and while he has stepped back from Halo: Infinite right now, we appreciate all he has done for the project to date.”
Halo Infinite was supposed to launch with Xbox Series X and S at launch on November 10th, but was delayed to 2021. Its release is also planned for Windows PC and Xbox One.