Halo Infinite is shaking up the franchise with the introduction of wild animals and underwater exploration, but there are other changes taking place at the studio too. Today, Multiplayer Design Lead Lawrence Metten announced that he was leaving 343 Industries on Twitter. Metten has been with the team for five years, and his tenure at Microsoft is roughly ten years.
Metten issued the following statement on social media.
After five years at Halo and nearly a decade with Microsoft it's time for my exit. It hasn't been easy deciding to leave my dream job and the company that gave me a chance as a 21-year old film school graduate, but in my heart I know I'm ready for a change and a new challenge.
It's unclear what he plans to do next, but we wish him the best of luck in the future. Halo 5: Guardians is regarded as one of the best multiplayer experiences in the series, and Metten played a major role in it. 343 Industries has many developers working on Halo Infinite's multiplayer, so progress on the sequel won't be affected. We'll keep you posted as soon as Metten's replacement is announced by the studio.
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