The headline looks like its bad news for the new Master Chief saga but it really isn’t. Creative Director Ryan Payton has departed from 343 Industries but had only great things to say about Halo 4 and the developers.
“I had a great run at Microsoft. I don’t regret one day of it. But after a few years, there came a point where I wasn’t creatively excited about the project anymore,” Payton said. “The Halo I wanted to build was fundamentally different and I don’t think I had built enough credibility to see such a crazy endeavour through.”
I’d like to wish all the best to Ryan Payton and his new studio Camoflaj. Halo 4 will be out in 2012. For now, enjoy some Master Chief art.