In a note on Bungie's website, Halo
head writer and former video game journalist, Frank O'Connor, has written, "I am off to work more closely with Microsoft on the Halo
In isolation, seeing the man who has often been the studio's public face return to pastures old is a sad moment for Bungie. It could, however, be a sign of things to come for a studio the staff of which have spent several years working on one of gaming's top properties.
Still, O'Connor remained positive about the future of Bungie. Of what's coming down the pipeline, he tells us, "It was very hard for me to make the decision to move on, but one thing that made it just a bit easier, was seeing the amazing work that?s coming down the pipe. I was busy working on a story for one of our next games, an experience that is destined to surprise, amaze and entertain like nothing we?ve ever made before. That game has an amazing team invested in it, and one that will be tasked with building the Next Big Thing. You should see what they?ve already achieved, you truly should."
Anyway, we'll leave you with O'Connor's bittersweet parting words:
"It?s not you, it?s me.
"In many ways, you?re too good for me. You can find someone better. Maybe a little hairy dude. Maybe a Hungarian Unicyclist. I just know that I don?t deserve you, and that this is just as hard for me as it is for you.
Frank, we'll miss you. Oh, there you are at Microsoft!Source: Bungie.net