Last week we learned that long-time 343 Industries studio head, Dan Ayoub, had left the company to work with Microsoft on their Mixed Reality projects. Now, 343’s Frank O’Connor has revealed the name of the person that will be in charge of the Halo franchise moving forward. As of today, Chris Lee will serve as the new boss of the series.
Lee previously served as executive producer on Halo 5 Guardians. From now on though, he’ll be responsible for the production of all first-person shooter entries set in the Halo universe.
In his initial statement, O’Connor incorrectly named Lee as the new head of the entire studio. “Follow our new studio head @tefferlee because he’s keen to talk about Halo and better at twitter than me,” O’Connor said in the comment.
However, in a follow-up remark, O’Connor corrected the mistake. “Btw @tefferlee is heading the FPS production not replacing Dan [Ayoub],” he said. To further clarify, he added that Ayoub’s former role and Lee’s new position are “Two different things.”
There has been quite a bit of shuffling happening at 343 Industries as of late. In addition to Ayoub’s departure, the developer recently revealed that we wouldn’t be seeing anything about Halo 6 at E3. We also just found out that there is currently no Halo 3 Anniversary Edition in the works.
That last bit of news came from 343’s Community Manager, Brian Jarrard. He shot down hopes of the remaster’s existence on Reddit by saying “OMG stop. There is no Halo 3 Anniversary.” Speculation about an Anniversary remaster began following the announcement that Halo 6 wouldn’t be at E3, but that 343 would “have a little something” to show at the expo.
If any more news about Halo or 343 crops up today, we’ll be sure to fill you in.