Recently Halo developer 343 Industries Bonnie Ross departed from the company due to a family medical issue. Now another key staff is departing.
While production lead Pierre Hintze will fill Bonnie’s old position, it seems that there is more going on shaking up the roster.
A new rumor (via Lords of Gaming) notes David Berger, 343 Industries director of engineering, will be departing from the studio. He has been part of the team since 2008 and no reason has been given, as this information is only been given through two anonymous sources.
The rumor was further corroborated by GamesIndustry.biz who reached out to Microsoft on the matter. They received a response, but it did not address the rumor pertaining to Berger at all.
Times appear to be tumultuous for the Halo developers after the loss of their original leadership. Things also have been tough when it comes to the latest game, like Halo Infinite canceling its couch co-op feature.
In other related news, fans have been working on a “reimagining” of the original trilogy with Halo Reborn based on the Master Chief Collection.