Joseph Staten joins Netflix Games as Creative Director for New IP

Joseph Staten Find a new Project, Post-Halo

Best known for his highly influential role in the acclaimed Halo franchise, Joseph Staten is moving on to greener pastures. Microsoft’s had some shakeups recently, especially in 343 Industries – the current shepherds of the Halo IP. Those shakeups saw Joseph Staten leave 343 Industries behind, and later, all of Microsoft.

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But clearly, his creative ambitions are not yet sated. for a while, it was unclear what Staten would be pursuing – but today, things just got a lot clearer. Revealing the news in a pair of Twitter posts, his new home has been found: Netflix Games.

In my work life, there’s nothing I love more than collaborating with others to build worlds filled with iconic characters, deep mysteries, and endless adventures. So today, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Netflix Games as Creative Director for a brand-new AAA multiplatform game and original IP. Let’s go!

Needless to say, this news has left a lot of fans equally surprised and elated. Some are surprised to discover that Netflix even has a games department at all, but most are excited to see how the project develops.

Obviously, such a product is in super-early development. We don’t have any details on the project’s content, likely because those details don’t yet exist. Which… fair enough. Game development is a long road, and if this is true, we’ll likely be waiting a while for any updates on this project. But with a name like Joseph Staten front-and-center, the odds of it being excellent are better than most!