Halo Infinite's Art Director Nicolas Bouvier Is Leaving 343 Industries

The art director has been working with the studio almost since its inception.

Halo Infinite's Art Director, Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier announced he is leaving 343 Industries after almost 14 years. He shared the news about his departure on Twitter noting that he decided to "pursue other opportunities outside Microsoft" and the studio.

"It's been a hell of a ride, loved every minute of it. Wishing the absolute best to 343, you guys are and always will be amazing," he wrote.

Bouvier joined 343 Industries in 2008, and since 2009, he has been working with Microsoft on the Halo series including Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians, and Halo Infinite. He also created the cover art for a number of Halo books and comics like Halo Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, Halo: Smoke and Shadow, Halo: Escalation, Halo: Warfleet, and The Art of Halo Infinite. Apart from Halo, Bouvier has also contributed to such video game series as Assassin's Creed, RAGE, and Prince of Persia.

Bouvier's departure follows a number of other high-profile recent departures from the Halo Infinite team including Jerry Hook, who left the company in May and recently announced the formation of a new studio called Jar of Sparks; 343 Industries' multiplayer lead Andrew Witts, who announced his departure in March saying that he needs to "take some time off to relax and recharge"; and lead narrative designer Aaron Linde, who resigned in January to take a position at Riot Games.

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