Quantcast
Ex-Destiny writer Joe Staten returns to Microsoft - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Ex-Destiny writer Joe Staten returns to Microsoft


5:45 PM on 01.09.2014
Ex-Destiny writer Joe Staten returns to Microsoft photo



Microsoft studio manager Mike Ybarra has announced that Joe Staten is back at Microsoft Studios. Joe was formerly with Bungie where he worked on Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST. He also wrote Halo: Contact Harvest, and contributed to other various Halo projects including the troubled Halo movie.

He continued with Bungie after they left the Halo franchise in 343 Industries hands, and his next project would see him as writer and design director on Destiny. Then on September 24 last year, Bungie announced that Staten had left the company to pursue new creative challenges.

Joe is now at Microsoft Studios as senior creative director, but he's "not working directly on the next Halo title" a Microsoft spokesperson has told Destructoid. Joe "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.”

Joe has played a huge part in the development of the Halo franchise and Destiny, so I'm looking forward to seeing what exactly he'll be lending his talents on.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Review: Destiny: The Dark Below photo
Review: Destiny: The Dark Below
2:00 PM on 12.12.2014






Bungie

10:30 AM on 01.21.2015
Bungie delivers quick Destiny hotfix before Crota's End Hard Mode

Bungie is gearing up to release its last bit of major content before the next Destiny expansion, the Hard Mode version of the Crota's End raid. Before that, a quick hotfix was dropped that adjusts the bridge encounter, a...more



8:00 AM on 01.16.2015
Be prepared, Destiny players: Crota's End's getting tougher next week

Were you one of the many Destiny players taking advantage of exploits to run Crota's End over and over before Bungie inevitably intervened? If so, it's time to atone for those sins and actually earn your stripes. On Janu...more



10:00 AM on 01.08.2015
Bungie's Holiday gift for Destiny players was...a random legendary weapon

Before the end of 2014, Bungie tweeted out that players would obtain a "small, but legendary" gift for their Destiny accounts. Most people presumed that it would be a Santa hat consumable of some sort, like the Halloween...more



View all Bungie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more