Joseph Staten, Chief Creative Officer for Halo Infinite and Cinematic Director for the first 3 Halo video games, is leaving Microsoft.
Why Joseph Staten It’s unknown who will be leaving Microsoft after nine years, but it’s been confirmed: He’s leaving the company behind the Halo franchise he’s worked on extensively – most recently as chief creative officer on Halo Infinite.
“We are grateful for Joseph’s contributions to the Halo franchise and Xbox as a whole,” a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN.com. We wish him all the best in his new adventure.
Staten commented on it IGN.com report On Twitter:
“Hey guys, I’m actually leaving Microsoft. I’ll have more info to share soon, but for now I just want to thank all my fellow Xbox guys for their understanding and support as I embark on a new adventure.”
Hey guys, I am actually leaving Microsoft. I’ll have more information to share soon, but for now, I just want to thank all my best Xbox Colleagues for all their understanding and support as I embark on a new adventure. https://t.co/oMR0LXOzZb
– Joseph Staten (@joestaten) April 8, 2023
Bungie veteran and later Microsoft
Joseph Staten served as the cinematographer for the first three Halo games developed under the Bungie banner. After that he was a lead writer for Destiny and went back to Microsoft and later to Halo. Upon leaving Bungie, he worked as a senior creative director at Microsoft, initially avoiding the Halo franchise and developer 343 Industries. In 2020 he returned to Halo Infinite as a project lead for the campaign and later as chief creative officer.
In early 2023, Staten left 343 to return to work at Xbox Publishing. Besides all the video games, Staten has also written a number of Halo novels.
We’re excited to see where Statin is headed. It remains an icon for Halo fans.
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