It is with a heavy heart that I’m here to let you know I’m leaving 343. This has been a difficult decision for me as I truly love Halo and I work with so many amazing people here in Kirkland. There are some family-related reasons which pushed us towards moving back to our old home in Texas. No worries though, I’ve got an amazing opportunity back in Austin that I will hopefully be able to share with you soon enough.
It’s sad for me to step away from so many talented and creative people in the studio. I’ve made a lot of friends both here and also in our amazing community. Shipping Halo 4 was an unbelievable opportunity that I’m proud to have been a part of. Halo has been a huge part of my life and I’m glad I’ve had a chance to contribute to such a great franchise. I’m leaving it in good hands as there are some fantastic guys taking over in my place. Keep an eye out for Gustavo Rasche and say hi for me if you catch up with him in the wild. I can’t wait until you can all see what we’ve been working on.
That said, being at 343 has been a once in a lifetime experience. It’s not every day that you get to work in a place where at any moment you can turn the corner and just so happen to be peeking over concept artist John Wallin’s shoulder as he busts out a new illustration masterpiece. I’ve seen some crazy things from so many incredible people. The sheer quantity of talent at 343 is staggering and I can’t even describe how much I’ve learned from all of them.
If you haven’t checked out the new weapon tuning update that the crew have worked hard on, please jump into matchmaking and see for yourself. Thanks to Quinn, the BR and Carbine are awesome again. And thanks to all of you for being such an amazing community and I look forward to playing with you online. I’m going to be at E3 this next week and then hanging out with Bravo and bs angel at Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin shortly thereafter (July 5th), so hopefully I’ll see some of you there too.
Now is time for the next chapter of my Journey. I’ll be looking on, with all of you, from the outside with great anticipation to see where 343 Industries goes from here. Halo has a bright future ahead and I’m glad to have been a small part of it.
Love Y’all 😛