343 Industries Names Chris Lee As New Studio Head


Microsoft's proprietary studio for all things Halo, 343 Industries, has announced it's new studio head as Chris Lee, who previously worked as an executive producer on Halo 5: Guardians. Lee will now head up the production of future Halo first-person shooters. This announcement as made by development director Frank O'Connor on Twitter.

O'connor then went on in a later post to clarify Lee's new position, saying he's "heading the FPS production [and] not replacing Dan [Ayoub]," who recently left the studio to work in Microsoft's VR department. According to O'Connor, Lee's role and Ayoub's are "Two different things."

It appears that Lee will only head up the main FPS Halo titles, while whoever takes over for Ayoub will control the RTS and ancillary titles like Halo Wars 2.

In related Halo news, 343 confirmed that Halo 6 won't be making it to E3 this year, but we do know that the game will focus on Master Chief rather than new playable characters, and Bonnie Ross confirmed earlier this year that all future first person shooter Halo titles will have split-screen local multiplayer, which means that mode will be included in Halo 6 when we finally do get it.


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Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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