According to Jason Schreier from Bloomberg, Joseph Staten is leaving 343 Industries to join Xbox Game Studios Publishing, where he used to work before his duty in 343. Back in 2020, Joseph Staten left Xbox Game Studios Publishing to help 343 Industries for its Halo Infinite campaign.
Joseph Staten previously worked on first Halo games, specifically on the story and characters. Thanks to his experience, he was made project lead for Halo Infinite campaign. Now, he is going back to the publishing division again, where they work on partnerships with indie studios to create Xbox franchises.
These news come right after the huge announcement from Microsoft about the mass layoffs. Those layoffs affected a lot of big names such as Bethesda, The Coalition and Xbox. Approximately 10000 people will lose their jobs as a result of this decision of cutting the workforce by 5 percent.