The developer studio 343 Industries, which is responsible for the popular Halo shooter series, continues to lose valuable specialists. Immediately after the creative director of the franchise, senior game designer David Ellis decided to leave the team. He is one of the most experienced developers at 343 Industries, having spent over 13 years of his life creating different parts of Halo.
David Ellis managed to participate in the development of several parts of the Halo series. He joined the game’s development team under the auspices of Bungie and actively helped in the creation of Halo: Reach. Ellis’ last game was Halo Infinite, where he served as senior game designer and helped with the release of the free online mode.
The reason for his departure remains not entirely clear. David Ellis on social networks noted that he remains grateful to 343 Industries, the Halo series and the players. After years with the Master Chief, he is ready for “another challenge”.
I never thought I’d type these words, but last Friday I worked on Halo for the last time at 343 Industries. I will always cherish the many memories and fantastic teammates I had the pleasure of working with during my time there. I’ll tell you where I’m going in a couple of weeks. For now, I’m taking some time to recharge and finally tackle a few projects around the house.
David Ellis wrote.
This exodus of key 343 Industries employees causes great concern not only for the support of Halo Infinite, but also for the fate of the studio itself. At the moment, the release of the fourth season is planned for the shooter, where a new game mode should appear.