343 Industries, the developer of the Halo video game series, recently announced that despite Microsoft's recent lay-offs, the company would continue to support the iconic Halo franchise and its iconic protagonist, Master Chief. This announcement comes as a relief to fans of the long-running series, who were worried the future of the beloved franchise was uncertain.
343 Industries has been developing Halo games since 2012 when it was established by Microsoft. Since then, the studio has released several highly acclaimed entries in the series, including Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. In addition, 343 has overseen the development of other Halo-related projects, such as the Halo TV series and Halo Infinite, which is set to be released later this year.
Despite the success of these projects, the studio was hit hard by Microsoft's recent lay-offs, which affected thousands of employees across the company. Despite this, 343 Industries has promised followers of the Halo franchise that the series and its iconic lead character, Master Chief, will still be a top focus for the studio.
343 Industries has also revealed plans to expand the Halo universe, with plans for new games, TV shows, and other projects in the works. The studio has also said that it will continue to support the existing titles, with plans to release new content and updates in the future.
343 Industries' announcement that Halo and Master Chief are here to stay is a welcome one for fans of the beloved franchise. The studio has already released some highly acclaimed titles and is currently working on new projects to expand the Halo universe. With 343 Industries' continued commitment to the Halo franchise, fans can look forward to many more exciting adventures with Master Chief in the years to come.