The Microsoft and Xbox scene has just been shaken because a few moments ago it was announced that Joseph Staten has left the brand and the company, a surprising move because until a few weeks ago it was a fact that he would join Xbox Game Studios.
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Joseph Staten leaves Xbox and Microsoft
A few moments ago, through an official statement (via IGN), Microsoft announced that Joseph Staten is no longer part of Xbox and not part of the company. In this regard, Microsoft’s brief message states the following: “We are grateful for Joseph’s contributions to the Halo franchise and Xbox in general. We wish him all the best in his new adventure.”
After the announcement was made, Joseph Staten responded on his Twitter account and there he revealed that his departure is from both Xbox and Microsoft, so his new project will be outside of the North American company. Likewise, he anticipated that he will soon provide more information about his departure.
Hey folks, I am indeed leaving Microsoft. I’ll have more info to share soon, but for now, I’d just like to thank all my @Xbox colleagues for all their understanding and support as I embark on a new adventure. https://t.co/oMR0LXOzZb
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) April 8, 2023
The sudden departure of Joseph Staten takes place shortly after it was announced that he would leave his work at 343 Industries to join the publishing and distribution branch of Xbox Game Studios, however something happened halfway because in the end the creative preferred to give a step to the side
Joseph Staten is one of the most recognizable faces of Halo as he was part of the franchise’s golden era while at Bungie, then followed the path to Destiny. However, when Halo Infinite ran into trouble, Staten joined the campaign development team trying to save the project.
After the disastrous launch and everything that followed, Staten left 343i amid the wave of layoffs and before taking his new job at Xbox Game Studios he decided to support his colleagues by helping them find new employment. Once the goal was met, he joined Xbox Game Studios but apparently only lasted a few days there.
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