He announced his departure on Twitter thanking both his colleagues and the community for their support over the years.
Halo Infinite design lead Jerry Hook has left 343 Industries. He announced his departure on Twitter, recalling his career path at Microsoft and the Halo team. He thanked both his colleagues and the community for their support over the years. He hasn't revealed whether he's leaving 343 Industries for another company or taking retirement.
"Today marks my last day at 343i, Microsoft and Halo. This journey has been filled with creating new worlds, platforms and products from Xbox, Xbox Live to Halo," he wrote. "Most of all it has been working alongside some of the most passionate and driven people in the industry, that have impacted millions of players around the world."
Hook was one of Microsoft's veterans – he joined the company in 2003, taking the position of lead program manager for commerce and accounts at Xbox Live. He later served as a group product manager for Xbox live services and an executive producer. He left Microsoft in 2015 for three years to work on Destiny, but returned in 2018, later taking over as live director and head of design on Halo Infinite.
Hook's departure follows a number of other high-profile recent departures from the Halo Infinite team. 343 Industries' multiplayer lead Andrew Witts left the company in March saying that he needs to "take some time off to relax and recharge", and lead narrative designer Aaron Linde resigned in January to take a position at Riot Games.
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