Halo veteran Joseph Staten is joining Netflix to work on a new triple-A game. Staten started in 1998 at the then Halo developer Bungie and recently worked on Halo: Infinite. He left Microsoft earlier this month.
Joseph States reports that he will be working at Netflix Games as creative director for a ‘new triple-A game’. He also mentions that it is a game in a completely new franchise. According to Staten, it is a multi-platform game, but the Halo veteran does not say for which platforms the game will be released. Current Netflix games are available for Android and iOS, but job postings last year suggested that Netflix is also working on a triple-A game for PCs. The platform previously confirmed to be exploring cloud gaming for TVs and PCs as well.
The announcement follows after States earlier this month announced his departure from Microsoft. Staten worked at Bungie on the first three Halo games since 1998. Staten joined 343 Industries in 2013, a Microsoft studio that took over development of the Halo franchise. Staten recently worked on Halo: Infinite. Staten joined Microsoft’s Xbox Publishing division in January after the tech giant cut “at least” 95 jobs at 343 Industries.
So today, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined @Netflix Games as Creative Director for a brand-new AAA multiplatform game and original IP. Let’s go! 2/2