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Halo Multiplayer Design Lead Lawrence Metten leaves 343 Industries

Halo 4.
Halo 4. (Image credit: 343 Industries)

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.

It's unclear when Halo Infinite will launch, but we do know that it's coming to Xbox One and Windows 10. We also know that it's focusing on 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

2 Comments
  • Faaaaaar from one of the best multiplayer experiences in the series... It had the highest player drop rate than any halo so it's literally one of the worst. It had a faster player drop rate than halo 4 sooo... Glad he's gone to ruin other games
  • Halo 5 is easily regarded as one of the worst multiplayers in Halo. With this guy gone maybe Halo Infinite has a chance at being a good game