343 is reportedly ‘starting from scratch’ on Halo development after layoffs
It’s been a tough few weeks for 343 Industries. The studio behind the Halo franchise was hit with layoffs, with reports suggesting that as many as 60 people had lost their jobs.
Now, it seems that the studio is starting from scratch on Halo development. According to insider Brad Sams, 343 is “starting from scratch” on Halo development, with the studio switching to Unreal Engine and focussing on multiplayer.
This is a huge change for the Halo franchise, which has been built on the back of its singleplayer campaigns. It’s also a huge change for the studio, which has been synonymous with Halo since its inception.
It’s not clear what this means for the future of Halo. The franchise is one of Microsoft’s most valuable IPs, and it’s unlikely that the company will give up on it. However, it’s clear that the studio is going through a tough time, and it remains to be seen how this will affect the future of the franchise.