Just three months ago, Joe Staten, lead writer of Destiny, stated he was leaving Bungie Studios. In a surprising turn of events, Staten is returning to Microsoft as a Senior Creative Director. The news broke earlier today on Mike Ybarra’s Twitter.
Thrilled to welcome back Joe Staten to the Microsoft Studios family. #XboxOne
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) January 9, 2014
Before writing Destiny, Staten had helped write Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach.
Many believed that Staten was returning to Microsoft to join 343 Industries, but Staten put these rumors to rest by updating his LinkedIn profile with his official job title as Senior Creative Director. His duties? In his own words, “Helping to create incredible entertainment on XBOX.”