Dan Ayoub has been involved with the Halo franchise since Halo Reach, in charge of overseeing external development on titles like Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo Wars 2 as 343i's Executive Producer.
Ayoub will henceforth be working on Windows Mixed Reality programs and features aimed at classrooms.
On a personal note, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Ayoub on Halo Wars 2 back in October, 2016, and found his passion for development to be both infectious and inspiring. He also did an amazing job dodging my questions about the Halo movie. Kudos, Dan.
Last day on @Halo today! It's been an amazing ride. Grateful and humbled by all the well wishes. Love you guys! https://t.co/QVBuGXAPP1Last day on @Halo today! It's been an amazing ride. Grateful and humbled by all the well wishes. Love you guys! https://t.co/QVBuGXAPP1— Dan Ayoub (@Danayoub) 12 May 201712 May 2017
Thankfully, Halo Wars 2's development will continue unabated, both with content drops for Blitz mode and a planned story expansion. We're also trying to lock down and confirm rumors of a version for Steam, following the success of Halo Wars Definitive Edition's launch on the platform.
Halo Wars 2 is quite easily the best real-time strategy game available on Xbox One, and well worth a look for both RTS veterans and curious newcomers.
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