Bonnie Ross, The Head Of Halo, Is Leaving 343 Industries & Microsoft

We've got some shock news to share today, as the Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross has announced she's leaving the company - as well as Microsoft - and will be "attending to a family medical issue" following her departure.

Ross shared a message to Halo's fans on Twitter earlier today, which you can read in full below:

"While I had hoped to stay with Halo until we released the Winter Update, I am letting you know I will be leaving 343 and attending to a family medical issue."

"I am incredibly proud of the work everyone at 343 Industries has done with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo television series and so much more. It has been an honor to serve alongisde the team for the last 15 years and to be a part of a universe I love."

"Thank you to everyone in the Halo community for your support. Halo's future is bright. I cannot wait for all of you to experience what we have in store - and to cheer alongside you, as a fan, at the Halo World Championship in October!"

In a statement received by Windows Central, 343 Industries again mentioned that Ross "will be leaving Microsoft and spending more time with her family", bringing her 15 years of leading the Halo studio to an end. Head of Production Pierre Hintze will be taking Ross's place as Studio Head at 343 Industries beginning immediately.

Here's what Xbox boss Phil Spencer had to say about the announcement earlier today:

"Thanks [Bonnie] for your contribution to the legacy of Xbox and everything you’ve done to expand the Halo universe with experiences for millions of fans around the world."

On behalf of us here at Pure Xbox, we wish Bonnie Ross all the best in the future!

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