Joseph Staten exits US developer after 15 years

Destiny design director quits Bungie

The designer director on Bungie’s new IP Destiny has quit after 15 years at the studio.

Joseph Staten said he was leaving to take on new creative challenges, and thanked fans for their support.

During his time at Bungie, Staten worked as writer and director of cinematics on the first Halo and its sequel, and also acted as creative director and writer on Halo 3: ODST.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Image credit: Destinty.wikia

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