Former Halo scribe Joseph Staten has joined Netflix’s burgeoning gaming division. On Monday, Staten tweeted that he’ll function the inventive director on a brand new AAA sport and authentic mental property from the streaming large. “In my work life, there’s nothing I really like greater than collaborating with others to construct worlds full of iconic characters, deep mysteries, and infinite adventures,” Staten wrote on Twitter. “So in the present day, I am thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Netflix Video games as Artistic Director for a brand-new AAA multiplatform sport and authentic IP. Let’s go!”
So in the present day, I am thrilled to announce that I’ve joined @Netflix Video games as Artistic Director for a brand-new AAA multiplatform sport and authentic IP. Let’s go! 2/2
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) April 17, 2023
The announcement comes lower than two weeks after Staten introduced his departure from Microsoft. Earlier than becoming a member of the tech large in 2013, he labored as a author and director of cinematics on Bungie’s first three Halo video games. Staten later helped write and co-direct Future, however left the studio earlier than the sport’s launch in 2014. Following his return to the Microsoft fold (Bungie was a Microsoft studio earlier than it went unbiased in 2007), Staten labored as senior inventive director on the Xbox Recreation Studios staff for numerous years earlier than shifting to 343 Industries in 2020 to help within the improvement of Halo Infinite. This previous January, Microsoft reassigned Staten away from 343 on the similar time it reduce “no less than” 95 jobs on the troubled developer.
On Monday, Staten mentioned the sport he’s engaged on at Netflix can be a “multiplatform” launch. Thus far, the corporate’s gaming technique has primarily centered round acquiring cellular publishing rights to revered indie titles like Into the Breach and Terra Nil. Funding the event of a multiplatform AAA sport is considerably extra bold and, it needs to be famous, dangerous.