Bonnie Ross, the founder and CEO of 343 Industries, has announced that she will leave Halo: Infinite''s studio. Ross said she was leaving due to a family hysteria in a Twitter account. She had previously been employed by the company since it was founded in 2007.
Ross said she would continue at 343 until the release of the Halo: Infinites winter update, which will be released for the game in November. I am beyond proud of the work everyone at 343 Industries has done with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo television series, and many more. It has been an honour to serve alongside the team for the past 15 years and to be a part of a universe that I love. She continued by expressing gratitude to the Halo community and said the future
As Ross departs the company, Microsoft have announced that Pierre Hintze will take over from Ross with immediate effect, taking over the company''s general manager, including Halo: Infinite and the Master Chief Collection. Some additional positions have been created within the 343s management. Elizabeth Van Wyck has been appointed CEO and business.
Ross and 343 have been under fire from the Halo community over the operations of Infinite. Three43 recently confirmed that they were removing Ross'' intention of adding a splitscreen couch co-op from the game following Ross''s announcement at the DICE summit. Some members of the Halo community were also appreciated, along with the arrival of Forge mode and season three of the games multiplayer.
The Halo: Infinites game is available on Steam and the Microsoft Store for 50/$60/60, while the multiplayer is free-to-play. PC Game Pass subscribers may also play it that way.