Bonnie Ross, leader of Halo, leaves 343 Industries and Xbox

Microsoft and industry veteran Bonnie Ross announces her retirement today, intending to focus on family as 343 Industries prepares to restructure her leadership roles.

Bonnie Ross has worked within Microsoft’s games business for the better part of three decades, working on franchises like Gears of War, Alan Wake, and even third-party publishing deals on titles like Jade Empire and Mass Effect. . Most famously, she took the reins of 343 Industries after pitching her vision for Halo, in a Microsoft corporate climate that made the franchise seem like it was in decline. Under 343 Industries, Ross and his team have collaborated to ship several acclaimed Halo products, including Halo 3: ODST, Halo Reach, Halo Anniversary, Halo Spartan Assault/Strike, and Halo Wars 2.

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