343 Industries’ Chris Lee, director of Halo Infinite, has stepped back from the project.
According to Bloomberg, Chris Lee has left the project and has placed Halo Infinite in the hands of the current team.
Lee told Bloomberg he is looking for “future opportunities,” and is confident the team will “deliver a great game, and now is a good time for me to step away.”
Microsoft confirmed the news, stating that Lee remains a Microsoft employee.
Lee is the second high profile developer to leave the project, as 343 Industries creative director Tim Longo departed the studio back in August 2019, followed by his successor, Mary Olson, in October of the same year.
Halo Infinite was originally slated to be a launch title for Xbox Series X/S in November, but the game was ultimately delayed into 2021.
Since the delay, multiple reports have come out detailing the possible reasons behind Infinite’s long development, and the possibility of a further delay to 2022 which the studio has denied.