During the last PlayStation Showase in March, Bungie made an appearance to show Marathon, the new installment of its retro science fiction franchise. There are still many doubts about this multiplayer project, but a few days ago it was announced that the studio signed an important creative.
Former Halo Infinite multiplayer leader joins Bungie and will work on Marathon
Through a post on his personal Twitter account, Andrew Witts, former head of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode, confirmed that he had joined Bungie’s ranks to work on the new Marathon installment. In addition to thanking his new colleagues, he confirmed that he will be taking on the role of Game Design Director. “I am excited to share that I have completed my first week at Bungie! I’m joining Marathon as the Director of Gameplay Design. Everyone has been very welcoming and friendly. I am delighted to work with this brilliant and incredibly talented team”, reads the publication of the creative.
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Andrew Witts is a personality with a long experience in multiplayer titles. Previously, he spent a year on Epic Games’ Fortnite and over 2 years on Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege. During his tenure at 343 Industries, he led the design of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode. Marathon is a franchise that was born in the 1990s. After 30 years of inactivity, Bungie announced that a new installment is in development. Of course, it will be an extraction PvP shooter, so single-player modes will be conspicuous by their absence. Of course, this news disappointed many fans of the IP.
I’m excited to share that I’ve completed my first week @BungieI will be joining @MarathonTheGame as Gameplay Design Director. Everyone has been so welcoming and kind. I am thrilled to work with this brilliant and incredibly talented team 💚 pic.twitter.com/Z5O3B2OB0k— Andrew Witts (@RevivedAntihero) July 14, 2023
At the time of writing these lines, the release date of this new project is a mystery. We must remember that Andrew Witts left 343 Industries in March 2022 after being part of the study for 3 years. At the time, he indicated that he made that decision to rest, although he hinted that he was already eyeing the next chapter of his professional career. But tell us, are you excited about this new FPS? Are you happy about the signing of Andrew Witts? Let us read you in the comments. Click here to read the latest Marathon news.
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