We've got some employee news from 343 Industries today - Halo Infinite head of design Jerry Hook has departed. He has just spent his final day in the office. Here's his goodbye message via social media:
"Today marks my last day at 343i, Microsoft and Halo. This journey has been filled with creating new worlds, platforms and products from Xbox, Xbox Live to Halo. Most of all it has been working alongside some of the most passionate and driven people in the industry, that have impacted millions of players around the world. Thank you to all that have let me run alongside you in this amazing industry. And thank you to this community."
Hook started out at Microsoft in 2003, working on Xbox Live and eventually moved on to Halo. He then joined the Destiny team and returned to Xbox in 2018 to help out with Halo on the latest entry.
It's unclear at this point in time who will replace him, but this news follows a series of other departures at 343 in recent months. Joe Staten is still running the show as 343's head of creative for Halo Infinite.
On behalf of the community and team here at Pure Xbox, we wish Jerry all the best in his future endeavors.