Halo and Destiny lead writer leaves Bungie

Joseph Staten, lead writer of the original Halo, Halo 2, and the upcoming Destiny, has left Bungie. He worked with the studio for 15 years.

In an open letter to the community, Staten says that he's "leaving to tackle new creative challenges." He says that his departure won't affect Destiny, having worked on the game for the past four years. "Our hugely talented team is on track for greatness," he said. "I'll be cheering all of them, with all of you, when the game launches next year."