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Joseph Staten leaving Bungie after 15 years

Long-time Bungie employee and Co-creator of the Halo and Destiny franchises Joe Staten today announced that he’s leaving the company “to tackle new creative challenges” after 15 years of service.

Staten took to Bungie’s website to post the news.

Dear community friends,

After fifteen great years at Bungie, from the battlefields of Myth to the mysteries of Halo and beyond, I’m leaving to tackle new creative challenges. While this may come as a surprise, fear not. It’s been my pleasure building Destiny these past four years, and after the big reveal this Summer, our hugely talented team is on track for greatness. I’ll be cheering all of them, with all of you, when the game launches next year. Thank you for your support of me, and your continued support of Bungie. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Per Audacia Ad Astra!

Joseph Staten

We wish Joseph the best in his future endeavours, and thank him for bringing such iconic franchises to our consoles.

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