Bungie's Design Director announces he has left the company
Joseph Staten, Bungie Studio's design director, recently announced he had left the company to pursue "new creative challenges" elsewhere. The announcement was made on the company's official website.
Besides being the co-creator and design director for Destiny, Staten was also responsible for several aspects of the Halo series. These included being the series creative director, voice actor for the Grunts, and as the author of the Halo: Contact Harvest novel.
Staten's farewell posting on Bungie.net:
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. 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.
Per Audacia Ad Astra!