Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries, has announced that she will be leaving the Halo studio that she helped found 15 years ago due to a “family medical issue.” It’s unclear whether this is a permanent leave, but Ross says that it has been “an honor” to work on the shooter franchise.
The full statement from Ross:
While I had hoped to stay with Halo until we released the Winter Update, I am letting you know I will be leaving 343 and attending to a family medical issue.
I am incredibly proud of the work everyone at 343 Industries has done with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo television series and so much more. It has been an honor to serve alongside the team for the last 15 years and to be a part of a universe that I love.
Thank you to everyone in the Halo community for your support. Halo’s future is bright. I cannot wait for all of you to experience what we have in store – and to cheer alongside you, as a fan, at the Halo World Championship in October!
Ross has seemingly been targeted by many Halo fans who haven’t been happy with the direction that the franchise has taken. One post on the official Halo Waypoint forums has demanded that she be fired, while another, posted just over a week ago, called her “the enemy,” suggesting that she was one of the biggest problems at 343 Industries.