Halo 4 director cites 'lack of excitement' for resignation

by Gaetano Prestia Featured 3 Comments 9 Votes 2929 Views 07/09/2011 Back to News

With Halo 4 set to launch in late 2012, having a key development team member leaving probably isn't ideal. That's what happened in the case of Ryan Payton, who has confirmed that he is leaving developer 343 Industries and relinquishing his duties on the highly-anticipated sequel.

Payton, who was the assistant producer on Metal Gear Solid 4, has said that working on Halo 4 didn't make him "creatively excited".

"I had a great run at Microsoft," Payton said in an interview. "I don't regret one day of it. But after a few years, there came a point where I wasn't creatively excited about the project anymore."

"The Halo I wanted to build was fundamentally different and I don't think I had built enough credibility to see such a crazy endeavor through," he added.

"It was all a crash course on AAA game development," Payton said describing his days working on Metal Gear Solid 4. "It was an experience that prepared me for a big budget, high risk project like Halo."

Are you excited for Halo 4? Join in the Halo 4 Discussion on the forums!

Link to us http://360.mmgn.com/News/Halo-4-director-cites-lack-of-excitement
Tags: 360 4 Halo microsoft xbox
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

More Info on Halo 4

Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4 Halo 4
Game Profile: Halo 4
Halo 4 Australian Release: Out Now

Halo 4 director cites 'lack of excitement' for resignation Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
The death of Halo?

Lekkers said: The death of Halo?


if we are lucky

MITCHmAn4 said:

Lekkers said: The death of Halo?


if we are lucky



Not before the awful Resistance and Killzone series :P

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4
  • Halo 4 leaked screenshots: ship set
  • Halo 4 leaked screenshots: ship set
  • Halo 4Halo 4 Video
  • Halo 4Halo 4 Video
  • Halo 4Halo 4 Video

Recently Read

Featured Xbox 360 Content

Most Anticipated April game

Most Anticipated April game

31/03/2015 Polls 9 15
Australia's first Microsoft Store is opening in Sydney

Australia's first Microsoft Store is opening in Sydney

Gryllis 3 hours News 2 4
Xbox to focus more on first party games at E3, new IP

Xbox to focus more on first party games at E3, new IP

Gryllis 1 day News 2 3
Top 10 Star Wars games of all-time

Top 10 Star Wars games of all-time

Gryllis 3 days Articles 22 26
GTA V PC Cheats

GTA V PC Cheats

Tano 4 days Articles 15 19
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer closes its doors

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer closes its doors

Tano 4 days News 7 10
Netflix regrets unmetered deals with iiNet and Optus

Netflix regrets unmetered deals with iiNet and Optus

Gryllis 5 days News 5 13
EB Expo 2015 tickets are on-sale now

EB Expo 2015 tickets are on-sale now

Gryllis 5 days News 4 7

Community Content

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

12/01/2015 Blog 10 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

maxiboy, Tano commented on Australia's first Microsoft Store is opening in Sydney

maxiboy 26 mins ago
Username

Doingit124 wants Assassin's Creed II

Doingit124 18 hours ago
Username

Doingit124 got Assassin's Creed II

Doingit124 18 hours ago
Username

donkey12, barbiedoll commented on The Gunman Double Pass Giveaway

donkey12 1 day ago
Username

Annie6562, Apple24, louisetice, Kakaduplum commented on The Gunman Double Pass Giveaway

Annie6562 2 days ago