Josh Holmes has been the Studio Head for 343 Industries for a number of years, overseeing Halo 5 and working as the Creative Director for Halo 4. Now, however, Holmes is departing the studio in order to pursue independent game development.
Announced on the Halo Waypoint blog, the news comes with some recollections about Holmes' work on the series. "Josh has been an instrumental leader for the Halo franchise," says 343 Founder Bonnie Ross. "I wanted to thank him for everything he has done for us and the Halo franchise, and I wish him the best of luck on his next adventure."
Holmes will be replaced by Chris Lee, previously the Lead Producer on Halo 4 and 5. "He is a tremendous leader and Halo is in great hands with him," said Holmes of Lee.
You can watch us interview Holmes during his tenure at 343 on the development of Halo 4, below.
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I wish Holmes the best on his future endeavors.