Studio 343 Industries has confirmed that it will continue to work on games in the Halo universe and develop the flagship Xbox franchise.
This is how she reacted to rumors about her suspension from the series amid the failures of Halo Infinite. "Halo and Master Chief will not disappear anywhere.
343 Industries will continue to work on Halo and will not stop doing so in the future.
We will create epic stories, develop multiplayer and everything else for which you love Halo so much," says the head of the studio Pierre Hintze.
Earlier this week, it became known about Microsoft's decision to lay off 10,000 employees.
The cuts affected several divisions at once, including game studios 343 Industries, Bethesda Game Studios and The Coalition.
On January 20, an insider specializing in the Halo franchise, Bathrobe Spartan, said that they decided to transfer the development of new games in the series to third-party studios, since 343 Industries had significantly reduced against the background of weak Halo Infinite figures.
On the one hand, today's message from the studio refutes this, and on the other hand, nothing will prevent Microsoft from attracting developers from outside who will work together with 343 Industries to further develop the series, fans believe.
It is known that several external teams are already working on the multiplayer for Halo Infinite, including Certain Affinity, SkyBox Labs and Sperasoft.
Another Microsoft studio, The Initiative, is creating a relaunch of Perfect Dark in partnership with Crystal Dynamics.