Well this is awkward. Yesterday, multiple outlets reported via a Thurrott.com article that a Halo TV show in production at Showtime was a distraction for 343’s leadership and adversely impacted Halo Infinite’s development. These claims have now been refuted by 343.
A spokesperson at 343 has reached out to IGN to claim that there are indeed NO distractions.
“343 Industries has a devoted transmedia team that is working with Showtime on the creation and production of the Halo TV show. This group is separate from the Halo Infinite development team. These are two completely independent projects with dedicated teams and leadership that do not impact one another…”IGN.com
This statement was a direct response to a Thurrot.com article on 19-August. However, the Thurrott.com article also claims that development has also been impacted due to a larger than normal amount of outsourcing, which the 343 spokesperson did not have a reply.