Attack of the Fanboy

Creative Director Leaves Halo 4

by William Schwartz


Ryan Payton was the Creative Director for Halo 4, but recently quit the project and 343, detailing the game as a “crazy endeavour”.  Payton has been tasked with heading up the creative team at 343 Industries and creating the new fiction for the highly anticipated sequel to the popular Halo franchise.

In a recent interview,  Payton spoke on several reasons why he 343 which ranged from “being drained” to having “severe depression”.

“I never thought I’d get to the point where I was so drained,” Payton said.  “I think time is the most valuable thing we have and I’ve decided that I’m not going to waste one more day working on something that doesn’t speak to my values.”

Halo 4 was revealed earlier this year at E3 2011 and is scheduled for a 2012 launch.

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