Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

Former 'Halo' and 'Destiny' writer re-joins Microsoft Studios

See also

Joseph Staten, the former Bungie writer behind Halo: Combat Evolved through Halo 3: ODST and the lead writer and creative director behind Destiny, is re-joining Microsoft it was revealed Thursday.

Microsoft's Mike Ybarra first made the announcement on Twitter with, "Thrilled to welcome back Joe Staten to the Microsoft Studios family. #XboxOne"

This was followed by an official statement sent out by Microsoft that reads:

“As a senior creative director, Joseph will help create the world’s best entertainment on Xbox, as well as help shape our franchise strategy for some Microsoft Studios titles. He’ll also be one of our leading ambassadors to the game development community, building on his many years of experience and relationships with developers and fans. We’re excited to share more about Joseph’s role in the future.”

Staten left Bungie and the Destiny project for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 last September to "tackle new challenges." Those challenges apparently turned up at Microsoft but the company confirmed that he will not be working with 343 Industries on the next Halo for Xbox One.

His LinkedIn profile simply reads that he will be "helping to create incredible entertainment on Xbox."

You can follow Scott via Facebook, Twitter, RSS feed or email alerts for all the latest game news and deals as well as the weekly Furious Fourcast podcast/videocast. All game news on Examiner can be followed at the Game On Facebook page and Twitter feed.


Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!