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 big. “In my work life, there’s nothing I really like greater than collaborating with others to construct worlds stuffed with iconic characters, deep mysteries, and infinite adventures,” Staten wrote on Twitter. “So right this moment, I am thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Netflix Video games as Inventive Director for a brand-new AAA multiplatform sport and authentic IP. Let’s go!”
So right this moment, I am thrilled to announce that I’ve joined @Netflix Video games as Inventive 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 big 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 impartial in 2007), Staten labored as senior inventive director on the Xbox Sport Studios crew for quite a few years earlier than moving to 343 Industries in 2020 to help within the growth of Halo Infinite. This previous January, Microsoft reassigned Staten away from 343 on the identical time it cut “at least” 95 jobs on the troubled developer.
On Monday, Staten stated the sport he’s engaged on at Netflix could be a “multiplatform” launch. So far, the corporate’s gaming technique has primarily centered round acquiring cell publishing rights to revered indie titles like Into the Breach and Terra Nil. Funding the event of a multiplatform AAA sport is considerably extra formidable and, it ought to be famous, dangerous.