343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub, who has work on Halo series since 2009 has left the team.
It has been confirmed that Ayoub will be leaving the gaming industry altogether, but will be staying within Microsoft to work with the Mixed Reality team. He will be working in an effort for the “empowerment of education through technology.”
343 Industries announced Ayoub’s departure on their official website stating that “Although Dan will be staying in the Microsoft family, and won’t be heading too far, our 343 family will miss his wit, wisdom and effort throughout the years,” The went onto say “But Halo Wars 2 and its forthcoming DLC are in the safe hands of Dan’s team, with some wonderful DLC and other surprises still to come.”
The statement on the website continued with: “Over the years, Dan has helped us work with amazing studios and partners from literally every corner of the globe. They, like us are going to miss him, and Dan wanted us to express his thanks to both those partners, and to all the Halo fans and community who’ve been the fuel and fire that have ignited his passion and ambition, throughout the years.”