Halo Infinite's Lead Narrative Designer Just Jumped To Riot Games
Halo Infinite has had an incredibly strong launch, and that's not just because of the impact of the surprise drop of its multiplayer beta.
Overall, Halo Infinite is loved by long-time fans of the franchise and newcomers alike, with the multiplayer being a fun return to form for the series that has seen some missteps in recent years. Elsewhere, the campaign has bolstered a solid narrative with an intriguing open world that has lifted the lid on the capabilities of the game's universe.
Of course, the game would be nowhere without its leading narrative - and now it's looking as though it'll need someone else to take the reins, as the game's Lead Narrative Designer has jumped ship.
343's Lead Narrative Designer Joins Riot Games
The Lead Narrative Designer behind Halo Infinite has moved on from 343 Industries to greener pastures, as he has recently revealed.
Aaron Linde shared the news on Twitter in a very extra Neon Genesis Evangelion video, stating that they were joining the R&D team at Riot Games, the developers of League of Legends and VALORANT, as a senior narrative writer.
He had previously revealed that he was leaving 343 Industries, but hadn't yet revealed where he was headed.
Aaron Linde on Halo Infinite - "The Best Game I've Ever Worked On"
In the Twitter thread that Linde used to announce his departure from 343, he took the opportunity to thank the team behind Halo Infinite in earnest.
"[Leaving] was a terrifically difficult decision; Halo Infinite will remain one of the proudest achievements of my career for the rest of my life. I'm so grateful to have been a part of it.
"I want to thank my dear colleagues at 343 for making the best game I've ever worked on, our incredible voice cast for elevating our work in every single line delivery, and our players for joining us on this wild-ass journey. You made 2021 an incredibly special year for me."
It looks like Riot Games has bagged itself a winner, and we're hoping the team can make the most of Linde's talents. If VALORANT's storytelling in the next year is dramatically improved, we know why.