Halo Infinite
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343 Industries may have experienced a lot of departures in recent times, but it seems there are also many others joining the Halo Infinite developer at the same time.

In the latest development, head of creative Joseph Staten has announced "Halo veteran" Paul Bertone has joined 343 as the Studio Technical Design Director. Staten and Bertone go way back - having originally worked at Bungie together, during the "Chicago days" - shipping the original trilogy series as well as ODST and Reach together.

@joestaten - I’m happy to confirm @Halo veteran Paul Bertone has joined the team as Studio Technical Design Director. Paul and I met in 1999, back in Bungie’s Chicago days, and then shipped Halo 1-3, ODST and Reach together. I’m thrilled to have Paul help lead the future of #HaloInfinite.

Oh, and in case you're wondering - this photo was taken during Joe's recent 50th birthday celebrations. Happy Birthday, mate!

What are your thoughts about this experienced Halo and Bungie team member returning to the series at 343? Leave a comment down below.