Dan Ayoub Leaves 343 Industries

By: Ryan Cox | May 11th, 2017

In the most recent Halo Community Update, it was announced that Dan Ayoub, Studio Head for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo Wars 2, will be leaving 343 Industries.

The fond farewell given by 343 Industries’ Community Manager Brian Jarrard:

“Today we’re sad to be saying bon voyage to one of our own, as Dan Ayoub – who’s worked on Halo games since Halo: Reach all the way back in 2009, bids us, and the gaming industry, a fond adieu. Dan is set to begin a new adventure within Microsoft in Mixed Reality, where he’ll be pursuing one of his passions…the empowerment of education through technology.

Over the years, Dan has helped us work with amazing studios and partners from literally every corner of the globe. They, like us are going to miss him, and Dan wanted us to express his thanks to both those partners, and to all the Halo fans and community who’ve been the fuel and fire that have ignited his passion and ambition, throughout the years.”

Dan Ayoub led the development for two of the most recent Halo games—Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo Wars 2.

The latter was met with fairly positive reception, however the same cannot be said for The Master Chief Collection, which was hindered by critical issues for many months after launch.

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