According to an announcement on Bungie’s official website, Joseph Staten is leaving Bungie after 15 years.
During Staten’s 15-year stay at Bungie, he was creative lead and writer on the Halo series, and spent the last four years working on Destiny.
Included in the announcement on Bungie’s website, is a goodbye letter from Staten. “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,” he said, in part. “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.”