Halo Infinite has lost ANOTHER director. Chris Lee, who oversaw production of Halo Infinite at 343 Industries, is no longer working on it, he confirmed to Jason Schreier of Bloomberg News on Wednesday. “Chris Lee remains a Microsoft employee and while he has stepped back from Halo: Infinite right now, we appreciate all he has done for the project to date,” Microsoft said in an emailed statement. Halo Infinite does not currently have a release date after being delayed from its original November release. The game is scheduled to come out next year.
Activision Blizzard have reported Q3 earnings that beat expectations. The Santa Monica, California-based game publisher said its non-GAAP revenues for the third quarter ended September 30 were $1.95 billion (up 38% from $1.28 billion a year ago) while non-GAAP earnings per share were 88 cents compared to 38 cents a year earlier. Bobby Kotick, AB CEO, said the company needs to hire more than 2,000 people to meet its production demands. Activision Blizzard has more than 10,000 employees now. Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat has more.