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Halo Infinite's Director, Chris Lee, Has Stepped Down

Second lead in two years to depart the project

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Halo Infinite’s troubles continue as the Director and Studio Head for 343 Industries, Chris Lee, has now stepped down.

The news comes from Bloomberg (via Engadget if you can’t get past the paywall). According to Bloomberg, Chris Lee explained that he is currently, “looking at future opportunities. I believe in the team and am confident they will deliver a great game and now is a good time for me to step away.”

As a reminder, Chris is now the second lead to leave the Halo Infinite project in the past two years. The first was Tim Longo who was the Creative Director before Chris Lee. Additionally, Executive Producer Mary Olsen had left the project last year.

Halo Infinite was supposed to be a launch title for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this November before being delayed into 2021. We have no release date for the game yet. They took to Twitter at the time,

“The decision to shift our release is the result of multiple factors that have contributed to development challenges, including the ongoing COVID-related impacts affecting us all this year. I want to acknowledge the hard work from our team at 343 Industries, who have remained committed to making a great game and finding solutions to development challenges. However, it is not sustainable for the well-being of our team or the overall success of the game to ship it this holiday.”


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.