Halo Infinite director and 343 Industries veteran Chris Lee has left the project, according to a Bloomberg report.
Back in August the game announced a delay, meaning that the Xbox Series consoles would launch without a Halo title in the flagship spot. This delay was hot on the heels of a gameplay reveal that got a lot of negative reactions, with the internet quickly creating memes about the graphics of the game.
After this, Microsoft called in Joe Staten and Pierre Hintze to work on the project. Suddenly, there were a whole bunch of chefs in the kitchen and Lee was effectively sidelined, according to the report.
“I have stepped back from Infinite and I am looking at future opportunities. I believe in the team and am confident they will deliver a great game and now is a good time for me to step away.”
This is the second director to leave Halo Infinite, with Chris Longo having left the project in August 2019.
Halo Infinite will launch sometime in 2021, with no concrete release date set.