I’m thrilled to join @Halo to help them ship Halo Infinite. As the project lead for the Infinite Campaign, I will be supporting the team’s existing, great leaders and empowering them to do their best work. https://t.co/pQiNPQVBZs
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) August 27, 2020
Staten “will be focused on supporting the campaign team’s existing, talented, creative leaders and ensuring they have everything they need to create an awesome Halo game,” according to the latest Halo community update.
As things stand, Halo Infinite, which is also coming to PC and Xbox One, is scheduled for release sometime in 2021. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft brought in Staten to get the game “back on track” and avoid further delays. On the other side of the equation, Pierre Hintze, the head of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection publishing team, is taking over as the project lead for Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer modes.