Aaron Linde, Halo Infinite’s lead narrative designer, announced on Twitter that he has left 343 Industries to join the R&D team at Riot Games. As the lead narrative designer, Linde was in charge of a small team of writers handling “all open-world narrative content” within the game. This amounted to more than 15,000 lines of enemy and Marine chatter, more than 100 audio logs, and ambient dialogue.
“Bittersweet news to report: I’m departing 343 Industries to pursue a new opportunity in 2022,” Linde tweeted. “It was a terrifically difficult decision; Halo Infinite will remain one of the proudest achievements of my career for the rest of my life. I’m so grateful to have been a part of it.”
Prior to Halo, Linde was the lead writer on Gearbox’s Battleborn before moving to ArenaNet to work on an unannounced project at the Guild Wars studio. He then moved to Bungie to become a senior writer on Destiny 2 before shifting to 343 in 2019 to work on Halo Infinite.
(All information was provided by GameSpot)