After a large set of layoffs and rumors surrounding the future of Halo, developer 343 Industries has revealed it is still working on Halo.
An earlier report claimed 343 would no longer be developing Halo games, instead managing external partners working on the franchise. This led to the official Halo Twitter account to release a public response.
“Halo and Master Chief are here to stay” said studio head Pierre Hintze. “343 Industries will continue to develop Halo now and in the future, including epic stories, multiplayer, and more of what makes Halo great.”
It’s been a tough couple of months for 343 Industries. The studio was hammered hard by Microsoft’s layoffs, and head of creative Joe Staten left to return to Xbox Games Publishing.