Halo co-creator Lehto teases return to game development

Halo co-creator Lehto teases return to game development

The co-creator of the Halo franchise, Marcus Lehto, has said that he is planning out the next step in his career.

In a post on Twitter, the developer said that whatever he is up to will be popular with some but not others. It's not clear exactly what Lehto has planned, but given his pedigree in game development, it wouldn't be surprising to see him return working at another studio or founding a brand new outfit himself.

"Making some pretty big decisions with my career this week," he wrote.

"Some of you will support it, some will not. I just ask that you all join me on this next leg of journey. It’s going to be big."

Lehto worked at Bungie between 1996 and 2012 and as the studio's art director played a key role in creating the Halo franchise. After leaving the developer, he set up a brand new outfit called V1 Interactive, whose first game – Disintegration – launched in June 2020.

In March of this year, V1 announced that it was closing its doors.

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