Halo developer 343 Industries is undergoing some leadership changes. The head of the studio, Bonnie Ross, is leaving the developer and its parent company Microsoft. The change was originally slated to take place in November after the Winter Update launched, but plans have changed as she leaves to spend more time with family and deal with a “family medical issue”. What said issue is hasn’t been stated, but that’s to be expected.
Ross was a part of the 343 Industries team for the last 15 years and a member of the Microsoft team in general for almost twice as long. In that time she’s seen several games in the franchise to fruition, including Halo Infinite and the Master Chief Collection. As noted on GameSpot, Ross was part of the Microsoft team for 28 years, starting in 1994 and working her way through the ranks.
With Ross’s immediate departure, 343 Industries will experience some of the people shuffling that goes along with it. Effective immediately, Pierre Hintze will take on the role of studio head. Other changes include Bryan Koski becoming GM of the franchise team and Elizabeth Van Wyck overseeing the studio’s business and operation teams.
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