The gaming industry was thrust into the spotlight today as reports surfaced that Microsoft’s Halo studio, 343 Industries, is facing significant challenges. The studio, which was responsible for the development of Halo Infinite, is said to be undergoing a major reorganization.
According to sources close to the matter, Microsoft has decided to move Halo development away from the studio. The reason for this decision is said to be the poor performance of Halo Infinite, which was met with mixed reviews upon its release.
This news comes as a shock to the gaming community, as Halo has been one of Microsoft’s most successful franchises. The series has sold over 65 million copies and is one of the most popular gaming franchises of all time.
It is unclear at this time where Halo development will be moving to, but it is likely that Microsoft will keep the franchise in-house. The company has recently been on a mission to buy up various studios and developers, so it is possible that Halo will be moving to another first-party studio.
This news is sure to disappoint fans of the Halo franchise, but it is important to remember that Microsoft is a business and they will do what is best for their bottom line. Halo is one of the most valuable gaming franchises out there and Microsoft is not going to give up on it easily.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Halo, but one thing is for sure, the gaming industry is in for a wild ride.