Halo 4 writer exits Mass Effect: Andromeda team to join Bungie

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:45 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Destiny developer Bungie welcomes a Master Chief veteran.

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Halo 4 lead writer Christopher Schlerf has signed on with Bungie.

Schlerf had been serving a stint at BioWare Edmonton since November 2013, working on the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. He had nothing but good things to say about his time with the studio in a series of tweets announcing the move.

Looks like he missed Seattle too much to stay away. It’s an interesting sort of cycle given that Schlerf was lead writer on Halo 4 at 343 Industries.

I wonder what this means for the future of Destiny: The Taken King? The shared-worlds shooter has been sharply criticised in the narrative department, although Bungie has shifted its approach considerably over the intervening content packs.

There probably won’t be much impact on Mass Effect: Andromeda, given that BioWare tends to lead with narrative, and likely locked the main story elements down well in advance. The RPG is expected later this year.

Thanks, /r/games.