According to Halo leaker Bathrobe Spartan–who has a track record leaking Halo inside information–and translated by Metro, Microsoft’s mass layoffs have hit 343 Industries hard and will see up to a third of its workforce laid off. 343 Industries will then take on a parental role for Halo, overseeing new games and content while working on maintaining the game’s engine. This isn’t entirely new territory for 343 Industries as it has relied on outside help to develop Halo Infinite’s multiplayer content (Season 2 is a prime example of this), but Bathrobe Spartan claims that the planned story-based DLC has been scrapped due to it being considered not cost-effective under 343’s stewardship.
On the flip side, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier jumped into a Reset Era thread about the report and said, “I ran these bullet points by a few people. While it’s true that 343 is focused on multiplayer, the stuff about campaign DLC being scrapped is false (I don’t think there was much of that planned in the first place), and a lot of this is either wrong or just speculation.”
GameSpot has contacted Microsoft in an attempt to get more details, so make sure to check the site for any further updates.
And speaking of updates, where are the rest of the big fixes for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. The bundle of games have broken free of the Rockstar Store exclusivity and are now available to purchase on Steam. This is great for Steam Deck owners because all three games are compatible, but not so great at the same time because these Steam versions are in the same rough state the game has been in for months.
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